Researcher Profile

Michael P. Verzi, PhD

Full Member, Genome Instability and Cancer Genetics Program

Member since 2012

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Research Interests

  • My lab is interested in understanding how the genome is differentially populated by transcription factors and modified nucleosomes during the initiation and timecourse of cancer progression. Mouse models of colorectal cancer are particularly amenable to such studies. We hope to understand how cancer cells are reprogrammed from normal cells in hopes of circumventing this process or developing strategies to deprogram the cells
  • Epigenomics and carcinogenesis
  • Mouse models of colon cancer
  • Non-coding genetic components of colon cancer

Selected Publications

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