Danny Reinberg has been awarded an International Blaise Pascal Chair to the Institut Curie-Centre de Recherche Université Paris, France.
He will be on Sabbatical for 2017 through early 2018.
The Blaise Chair, established in 1996 by the Government of the Île-de-France Region for internationally acclaimed foreign scientists in all disciplines. A scientific committee annually selects the most outstanding candidates from all over the world. Since its inception a number of famous scientists were the Blaise Pascal Chair laureates: Gérard Debreu (UC Berkeley, 1983 Nobel Prize in Economics), Ahmed Zewail (Caltech, 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Igor Mel’čuk (University of Montreal, the world leading researcher in linguistics), George Smoot (LBL, 2006 Nobel Prize in experimental Astrophysics), Robert Langlands (UBC, 1996 Wolf Prize, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century), outstanding theoretical physicists Gabriele Veneziano (CERN/College de France), Alexander Zamolodchikov (Rutgers), and others.

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New grant from the Making Headway Foundation titled
“Novel Targeting of an Epigenetic Signature in Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Gliomas”


New Honor for Graduate Student Jeffrey Granat.
He has been named 2017 Vilcek Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Scholar.
This is a merit-based scholarship that supports students for two years during their graduate school training.


Latest publications on pub med.


New Papers

CTCF-mediated topological boundaries during development foster appropriate gene regulation.
Narendra V, Bulajić M, Dekker J, Mazzoni EO, Reinberg D
Genes Dev. 2016 Dec 15;30(24):2657-2662. doi: 10.1101/gad.288324.116.
PMID: 28087711

Chromatin Starts to Come Clean.
Tu S, LeRoy G, Reinberg D.
Mol Cell. 2016 Nov 3;64(3):439-441. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.10.022.
PMID: 27814489

In Review
Krishnan, S., Smits, A., Vermeulen, M., and Reinberg, D.
A histone chaperone licenses eviction of phosphor-H1 and shugoshin from mitiotic chromosomes (Cell 2017)

Manuscript review:

Oksuz, O., Narendra, V., Lee, C-H., Descostes, N., LeRoy, G., Raviram, R., Karch, K., Rocha, P., Garcia, B., Skok, J. and Reinberg, D.
Capturing the onset of epigenetic regulation
Nature 2017


Postdoctoral Fellow James Stafford has been awarded an NIH Fellowship that starts February, 2017 for 3 years.
This is a Career transition award through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Title: “AUTS2 and the chromatin dynamics of alcohol use disorders”


Graduate Student Havva Kara Ortabozhoyun has been awarded an NIH Fellowship that starts June, 2017 for 3 years.
This is a National Research Service Award through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Title: “Identification of factors that affect the insulator function of CTCF”

Jia Ray

Postdoctoral Fellow Jia-Ray Yu has been awarded an American Cancer Society Fellowship to start July, 2017 for 3 years.
His application by the DNA Mechanisms in Cancer Peer Review Committee was rated “Outstanding”.
Title: “Dissecting the Role of EZH2/PRC2 in Metastatic Melanoma”

Co-repressor CBFA2T2 regulates pluripotency and germline development.
Tu S, Narendra V, Yamaji M, Vidal SE, Rojas LA, Wang X, Kim SY, Garcia BA, Tuschl T, Stadtfeld M, Reinberg D.
Nature. 2016 Jun 8;534(7607):387-90. doi: 10.1038/nature18004. PMID: 27281218
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