Epigenetics

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August 18, 2021 Van Andel Institute earns prestigious grant to train postdoctoral fellows in cancer epigenetics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 18, 2021) — The National Cancer Institute has awarded Van Andel Institute a five-year, $1.7 million grant to establish a…

August 3, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Xiaobing Shi

To find ways to better treat cancer, we need to “decode it.” For Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Xiaobing Shi, that means understanding how the…

July 30, 2021 Study reveals source of DNA mutations in melanoma

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JULY 30, 2021) — The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight —…

July 14, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Hong Wen

Every cell in the human body has the same genetic instruction manual, but different cells read from different chapters to do their jobs. Van Andel…

June 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Exploring the origins of epigenetic marks in cancer

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Nathan Spix, an M.D./Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr.…

May 17, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Creating tools to understand the body’s molecular workforce

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Ariana Kupai, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr.…

March 16, 2021 Study explores how environmental exposures before conception may impact fetal development

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 16, 2021) — Older age at the time of conception and alcohol consumption during pregnancy have long been known to impact…

February 9, 2021 Early study points to potential therapeutic avenue for a pair of rare pediatric diseases

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2021) — Scientists have devised a new approach for detecting and potentially heading off the effects of two rare pediatric…