Welcome to the UW-Madison Epigenetics Program

women working in epi labWe are an inclusive group of researchers that endeavor to understand how different phenotypes can be generated from a single genome. The collection of UW-Madison researchers offers a diverse perspective on the growing fields of epigenetics and chromatin-based regulation of gene expression. This website is intended to share information about events, faculty and resources available within our epigenetics community. This rich research community also provides an excellent training environment for current and prospective Graduate students and Post-doctoral trainees.

2016 June

2016 May

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2016 February

 John Denu earns 2016 Kellett mid-career award.

2015 December

2015 November

Xuehua Zhong receives NSF Career Award to study Molecular Dissection of Arabidopsis Methylation Mechanism

2015 October

Michael Sussman Lab wins WARF Innovation Award

2015 May

Peter Lewis Selected as Shaw Scientist
Peter Lewis Selected as 2016 Kimmel Scholar
Rupa Sridharan Selected as 2016 Kimmel Scholar

2015 April

2015-2016 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship
Michael Diny (Biology), Rupa Sridharan
Daniel Hanna (Biology), Peter Lewis
Sai-suma Samudrala (Molecular Biology), Peter Lewis
Nicole Rademacher (Microbiology), John Denu

Recent Epigenetics Faculty Publications

  • Papale, L. A. Zhang, Q., Li, S., Chen, K., Keles, S., Alisch, R.S., 2015, Genome-wide disruption of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in a mouse model of autism. Hum Mol Genet, Dec 15;24(24):7121-31. PMID: 26423458
  • Sisi Li; Ligia A Papale, Ph.D.; Qi Zhang, Ph.D.; Andy Madrid; Li Chen;Pankaj Chopra, Ph.D.; Sunduz Keles, Ph.D.; Peng Jin, Ph.D, Alisch, R.S., 2015, Genome-wide alterations in hippocampal 5-hydroxymethylcytosine links plasticity genes to acute stress. Neurobiol Dis., Nov 17. pii: S0969-9961(15)30089-9. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2015.11.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26598390.
  • Ma, K.H., Hung, H.A. Srinivasan, R., Xie, H., Orkin, S.H., Svaren, J. Regulation of peripheral nerve myelin maintenance by gene repression through Polycomb Repressive Complex 2, J. Neuroscience 2015, 35(22):8640-52. PubMed PMID: 26041929, PMC Journal In Process
  • S H Lee, E R Albright, J H Lee, D Jacobs, and R F Kalejta. Cellular defense against latent colonization foiled by human cytomegalovirus UL138 protein. Science Advances, 2015 vol. 1 (10) pp. e1501164-e1501164.
  • Turton, K. B., Annis, D. S., Rui, L., Esnault, S. & Mosher, D. F. Ratios of Four STAT3 Splice Variants in Human Eosinophils and Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Cells. PLoS ONE 10, e0127243 (2015).
  • Zhang, T., Marand, A. P. & Jiang, J. PlantDHS: a database for DNase I hypersensitive sites in plants. NAR) 36(Database-Issue (2015). doi:10.1093/nar/gkv962
  • Zhu, B., Zhang, W., Zhang, T., Liu, B. & Jiang, J. Genome-Wide Prediction and Validation of Intergenic Enhancers in Arabidopsis Using Open Chromatin Signatures. Plant Cell (2015). doi:10.1105/tpc.15.00537