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Alistair Boettiger

Alistair Boettiger
Program
Beckman Young Investigators

Award Year
2018

Institution
Stanford University

Email:
boettiger@stanford.edu

Website:
http://alistairboettiger.info/

Research Title:
Highly Multiplexed Super-Resolution Imaging of Chromatin Structure

Abstract:
Like a book printed on origami in which the folding changes the story, the genomes of higher animals fold inside the nucleus of distinct cell types to connect or conceal different parts of this genetic blueprint for cell behavior. My lab is developing new microscopy approaches to observe this folding with detail never before achieved, and combining these observations with genetic editing to understand the language of this genomic code. An improved understanding of the genomic code will open the way to more effective, personalized, and preventative medicine for many diseases which afflict our society, from cancer to autism.

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