Welcome to the Harris Lab
We are interested in understanding how chromatin impacts gene expression. What function do different chromatin marks perform? How are chromatin states perpetuated to form epigenetic cellular memories? How is chromatin altered in response to a fluctuating environment and what impact does this have on future performance? Using primarily plants as model species, we employ a range of approaches (molecular, [epi]genomic, computational and biochemical) to address basic questions with potential implications in health and agriculture.