The Basic Sciences Division hosts a weekly Current Biology Seminar series where leading-edge researchers are invited from around the world to share their latest scientific breakthroughs. Lectures are typically every Tuesday and are held as virtual events.
Joseph Ecker, Ph.D.
Director, Genomic Analysis Laboratory
Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Salk International Council Chair in Genetics
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The Ecker lab studies plant, mouse, and human cells to decipher epigenetic processes during development and disease. Combining newly developed methods with genome- and methylome-sequencing, Ecker’s lab group examines changes in the epigenome, exploring, for example, how adding molecules such as methyl or hydroxy-methyl groups to the backbone of DNA can help cells fine-tune gene expression.
Seminar Title: “Mapping Brain Cells: One Epigenome at a Time”