Histone modification dynamics in the brain
Our primary research goal is to understand how the dynamic regulation of chromatin, the DNA-containing macromolecule, engages in brain development and function. The results of our studies will likely provide an important foundation for future treatments of cognitive disorders, such as intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. We are located within the Dept. of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
New research paper published
We found the roles of RAI1, Smith-Magnis Syndrome gene, in neuronal activity-dependent transcription, and synaptic scaling. This work also highlights the utility of nascent RNA sequencing to probe the roles of chromatin regulators in neural ensembles.
The Iwase & Seo laboratories at the University of Michigan are seeking a jointly-appointed postdoctoral fellow to investigate how metals, such as iron and manganese, work with chromatin to ensure normal brain development and function using biochemistry, mouse, and cell culture models.