Sundeep Kalantry, PhD

Sundeep Kalantry, PhD

Associate Director of Human Genetics
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Epigenetics, chromatin modifications, dosage compensation, embryology, and stem cell biology.

We are genetically and epigenetically predisposed to encouraging diverse voices - because, diversity drives innovation and creates a healthy culture in the lab!

Cells retain their identity by inheriting gene expression profiles of their predecessors. Patterns of transcription that survive cell division are established and maintained partly through covalent modifications of histones and DNA. Evidence increasingly implicates this epigenetic mode of inheritance in a myriad of developmental processes as well as a cause of or a significant contributor to human disease. We strive to elucidate principles of epigenetic inheritance through the study of X-chromosome inactivation, which is a paragon of epigenetic transcriptional regulation.