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Epigenetics & Nuclear Reprogramming Laboratory


  • Kenneth Eilertsen, Ph.D.


The goal of this laboratory is to develop and validate novel laboratory models of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes (T2D) that give researchers a look at a patient in a Petri dish.


The Epigenetics & Nuclear Reprogramming laboratory investigates 1) the epigenetic basis of nutritional programming that may occur in utero and contribute to later in life diseases such as obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes; 2) methods that reprogram the epigenome in ways that restore developmental and differentiation potential; and 3) epigenetic basis of liposarcoma differentiation.