Joyce J. Thompson

Thesis lab

Keith D. Robertson, Ph.D.

Research project

My research focuses on identifying novel epigenetic mechanisms by gaining insights into the molecular defects underlying immunodeficiency, chromosome instability and facial anomalies (ICF) syndrome.

By employing biochemical and epigenome-wide approaches, I am trying to understand the interplay between the genes associated with ICF syndrome and characterize their role in epigenetically modulating centromere structure-function and in driving B cell differentiation, both of which are functionally affected in ICF syndrome.

Nov. 12, 2015