David Lyons

Postdoctoral Scientist Genes in the Environment

How does the daughter cell differentiate itself from its parent and grandparent despite having exactly the same genetic code?

On the flip-side of that logic, how can the organism quickly adjust to changing conditions and not accidentally change its cellular identity?

Questions such as these motivate David’s basic research, which focuses on uncovering fundamental mechanisms of gene and chromosome regulation, with relevance to human disease etiology, plant biology, and multicellular development generally.