Dr Silvia Costa

Postdoctoral Scientist Genes in the Environment

The Dean lab stretches biology to its limits, taking the DNA that is all wrapped up into nuclei and straighten it out into very thin fibres in order to study DNA replication dynamics.

They do this because they want to understand how DNA replication contributes to the establishment and propagation of epigenetic states.

Specifically, they are interested in studying this process at the FLC locus, which controls the development transition to reproduction.