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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Patrick Murphy
Research Interest: The genetics, genomics, and chromatin biochemistry of cell state transitions that occur during embryonic development and carcinogenesis.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Fanju Meng
Fanju Meng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interest: Researching epigenetic regulation of zebrafish development

Research Staff

Claire Makowski
Claire Makowski, B.S.
Research Technician
Research Interest: Researching zygotic genome activation in zebrafish and drosophila
Kristen Murphy
Kristen Murphy, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Research Interest: Researching chromatin regulation of transcription in mammals
Garrett Ruff
Garrett Ruff
Genomics Data Analyst
Research Interest: Researching chromatin regulation of plasticity in human cancer

Graduate Students

Research Interest: Nucleic Acid Biology, Epigenetics, and Development. My project is focused on the role of H2A.Z in epigenetic inheritance.