Dr Iva Tchasovnikarova

University of Cambridge

University departments
Department of Biochemistry
University institutes
Wellcome Trust CRUK Gurdon Institute

Position: Group Leader
Personal home page: https://www.tchasovnikarova-lab.org

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Dr Iva Tchasovnikarova is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Research description

We study epigenetic pathways and the mechanisms through which these processes are corrupted by disease-associated mutations in chromatin regulators. We aim to (1) understand the mechanisms utilised by chromatin modifiers to exert their function in healthy human cells, and (2) examine how these mechanisms are altered in human disorders in molecular detail.

We use high-throughput genetic technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas9 forward genetic screens, to discover novel factors involved in chromatin regulation. To dissect the mechanism of action of these factors, we take advantage of established genetic and biochemical approaches. In addition, a major focus of the lab is to develop novel genetic technologies to characterise epigenetic pathways in human cells.

Research Programme or Virtual Institute
Fundamental Biology of Cancer
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