Assistant Professor

Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Room 10-9715
686 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Phone #: 416-813-5080

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Histone modifiers in cardiovascular development and maintenance


Postdoctoral Fellow:  University of California, San Francisco
Ph.D.:  National Autonomous University of Mexico
B.Sc. (Hon):  National Autonomous University of Mexico

Fields of Interest:

  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease

  • Functional Genomics and Proteomics


Research Interests:

Our laboratory uses in vivo and in vitro approaches to uncover the mechanistic involvement of several histone modifiers in cardiovascular development and maintenance. Our approaches range from analyzing the cardiac and vascular morphology in mutant models, to determining global gene expression profiles and chromatin structure in specific embryonic and adult cell types as well as stem cell differentiation models in order to uncover the cellular and molecular events controlling cardiovascular differentiation, organogenesis and maintenance.


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