News and Events : 2017 : February

Role of Polycomb Group Complexes in Breast Cancer

“Role of Polycomb Group Complexes in Breast Cancer”

Lluis Morey, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
Department of Human Genetics

Monday, February 20, 2017
4:00p – 5:00p
Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
John P. Hussman Institute
1501 NW 10th Avenue
3rd/4th Floor Atrium

Research Summary:
Dr. Morey has made a number of important contributions in identifying and characterizing essential regulators involved in stem cell identity, differentiation and cancer progression. His laboratory is interested in dissecting the molecular and biological functions of epigenetics machineries, with a special focus on Polycomb group proteins, in cancer and stem cells.

Dr. Morey’s laboratory main projects include:

1. Identification and characterization of cancer driving mutations in epigenetic regulators.
2. Identification and characterization of novel non- histone methyltransferases substrates.
3. Role of epigenetic factors associated with tumor initiation, cancer progression and metastasis.
4. Cell fate modulation imposed by specific epigenetic factors.