OUR LABORATORY

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.

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NEW PAPER!

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. 

Postdoc wanted!

KDM5C Registry

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.

The KDM5C Registry's purpose is to gather demographic and clinical information on KDM5C patients in both a centralized location and standard format. It was created to serve the parent, patient, physician, and research communities as we strive for a better understanding of KDM5C on the path to finding treatments.

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The Core Question

A central question underpinning our research is how the chemical language embedded in chromatin engages in brain development and function.

The University of Michigan Medical School

Human Genetics Department

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