How cell fate decisions are maintained by Polycomb
Department of Biology initiated a Colloquium series “zooming Molecular and Cellular Biology” where scientists around the world working at the cutting edge are invited as guests. Our inaugural speaker was Dr. Oliver Bell from Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Oliver Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, and the Dept. of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. His laboratory investigates the epigenetic mechanisms targeting chromatin modification to reinforce maintenance of gene expression states through genome replication. The Bell lab uses synthetic biology approaches, genetics and genomics to manipulate chromatin modifications and study their dynamics and inheritance. Ultimately, Dr. Bell’s research group aims to unravel the crosstalk between epigenetic regulation and cell plasticity.