Marnie Blewitt, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series


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Marnie Blewitt, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

March 24 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Deciphering the molecular mechanism of the epigenetic modifier SMCHD1 in normal development and disease

Dr. Blewitt did her Ph.D. with Prof. Emma Whitelaw (University of Sydney), and her postdoctoral studies with Prof. Douglas Hilton (WEHI). In her postdoc, she identified a critical role for the novel protein Smchd1 in X inactivation, and studied the role of polycomb group proteins in hematopoietic stem cell function, earning her the Australian Academy of Sciences Gani medal and the L’Oreal Australia Women in Science fellowship 2009. In 2010, Dr. Blewitt established her own group working on the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic control. She is now joint division head of the Epigenetics and Development Division and Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow.

Speaker Information

Marnie Blewitt, Ph.D.
Bellberry-Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow
Professor and Joint Division head
Epigenetics and Development Division
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Time & Location

12:00 pm on Zoom

Registration is free. To sign up, please email Courtney Zirkle at courtney.zirkle@vai.org. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode.

VAI Host: Gerd Pfeifer, Ph.D.


For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.


March 24
4:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


MI United States