Isaac Hilton, Ph.D.
Isaac Hilton, Ph.D.
Rice University
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of BioSciences

  • Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

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Biography

Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170030
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Duke University
Date Awarded: 
May 17, 2017
Grant Amount: 
$2,000,000

Isaac Hilton's lab at Rice ties his groundbreaking research on epigenome editing to cancer biology.

While at Duke University, Hilton was first author of a paper that introduced a method based on the increasingly popular genome editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9. Hilton’s innovation enables editing of epigenetics, the non-DNA-sequence regulatory mechanisms in a cell that aid in controlling gene expression.

Hilton earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.