Q. Alison Liu
Principle investigator & Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
418 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215
Office telephone: 631-632-8537
The current research aims to understand how global warming conditions impact on Arabidopsis plant epigenomes. We will answer these three questions:
- Whether elevated levels of carbon dioxide and temperatures affect gene expression through altering genomic DNA methylation, histone marks, and non-coding small RNA expression.
- Whether these epigenetic changes contribute to phenotypic changes induced by these two conditions.
- Whether the acquired epigenetic changes from these environmental stresses can be inherited cross generations.
The next generation sequencing; statistics; computational biology; genetics.
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