Isaac Hilton, Ph.D.
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
May 17, 2017
Human diseases are increasingly linked to modifications of the genome that allow genes to be turned on and off, not just to mutations in DNA sequences. Understanding these so-called epigenetic modifications is crucial for understanding what drives cancer and in developing new therapies to combat it.
Now a bioengineer at Rice University is using genome editing and epigenetic modification tools in cells to explore the effects of epigenetics on disease, particularly cancer.
Isaac Hilton was recruited in 2018 from Duke University, where he was a postdoctoral associate in genome and epigenome editing, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT. He joined the Department of Bioengineering at Rice.