Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention

Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention
Mission:

Identify protective agents from natural sources and, via a “field-to-clinic” paradigm, test for efficacy in human subjects, either as preventive or therapeutic strategies.

The Institute of Biosciences and Technology is organized into Centers of research excellence in cancer, genomics and disease, developmental biology and birth defects, and infectious disease. Scientists in the center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention (CEDP) apply bioinformatics, biostatistics, molecular, preclinical, and human translational approaches to examine the continuum from early life stages, through normal development, and into various pathologies (e.g., pediatric disorders, cancer, COPD, NASH/NAFL and cardiovascular diseases). Due to its proximity to the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the CEDP serves as conduit for advancing cutting-edge research into the clinic focused on DNA methylation and demethylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and noncoding RNAs.

Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT)
Contact: Rod Dashwood
Phone: 713.677.7806