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I am a senior postdoctoral researcher with broad interest in Stem Cells and Epigenetics: Reprogramming of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has paved new avenues in the regenerative medicine field, providing a unique tool to derive disease-specific stem cells. However, unlocking the full capabilities of iPSCs requires a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms orchestrating the induction and maintenance of pluripotency. In the Kornfeld lab, I am focused on unraveling the role of (long) noncoding RNAs during the sequential genome-wide changes through the reprogramming process of somatic cells.
Further, I have a keen interest in elucidating the molecular events that enable dietary insults in parents to shape the metabolic trajectory of their offsprings in a fascinating process called 'transgenerational epigenetic inheritance'. When better understood, this poorly understood phenomenon in lower organisms, but also rodents and presumably humans, has fundamental implications for our understanding of how metabolic disease is formed.