Epigenetic Mechanisms and Disease

Richard

Richard Festenstein

Information about research: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.festenstein

How individual cells make the decision to switch genes ‘on’ and ‘off’ during the development of specific cell types and how they ‘remember’ this decision through cell division is central to the biology of multi-cellular organisms. Professor Festenstein studies factors that influence this decision and maintain it.