University of South Carolina
Emily Hodges lab
Throughout embryonic development, epigenetic signature of cells change dramatically allowing them to specialize and adapt to their new roles. This process involves many components, including DNA methylation, histone modifications, and DNA accessibility working together to affect change in gene expression. My research project is generally focused on understanding how different epigenetic features behave and influence development. I am particularly interested in the temporal relationship of these features and gene expression in the establishment of cell identity.