Researcher Profile

Vincenzo Pirrotta, PhD

Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nelson Biology Laboratories
604 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: (732) 445-2446

Research Program Alignment

  • Non-Programmatically Aligned

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • Chromatin-based regulatory mechanisms and in particular Polycomb mechanisms of chromatin silencing. Current work: genome-wide chromatin distribution of Polycomb proteins and their associated chromatin mark, histone H3 K27 trimethylation, indicates that all key developmental and differentiation pathways are under Polycomb control. This has important implications for the nature of gene regulation in the embryo, in stem cells and oncogenesis.

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