Current Research
Chromatin Structure and Transcriptional Regulation

Danny Reinberg studies the dynamic processes that shape chromatin structure and direct transcriptional outcome. Chromatin serves as a carrier of epigenetic information by molding the genome into transcriptionally active or repressed inheritable domains. Reinberg and his team are focused on investigating the process of chromatin compartmentalization and its role in gene regulation from embryonic stem cells to cells of a defined lineage. In addition, they are gaining a greater understanding of epigenetics in the context of a whole organism through their extensive studies of the eusocial insect, the ant.

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