My research program covers two areas of research, the biology of circadian clocks in the mammal, and the application of functional genomics tools to understanding genome function. Key questions being approached in circadian research include the composition and mechanisms of the core oscillator, as well as the methods by which the clock dictates rhythms in physiology and behavior. Functional genomics methods are being developed and utilized in the lab that take advantage of this system, but can be more broadly applied to other areas of mammalian cell biology. By conducting research in two complementary areas of research, I hope to contribute to a better understanding of circadian clocks, as well as to the development of tools that will impact other areas of research such as translational medicine.
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