Isaac Hilton, Ph.D.
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
May 17, 2017
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.