Dr. Pinney investigates the molecular mechanisms that link an adverse intrauterine milieu to the development of diabetes and obesity later in life. Specifically, she is researching how intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes and in utero exposure to environmental toxicants contribute to the development of diabetes and obesity in offspring.
Dr. Tan studies transcriptional regulation during normal development and disease. This involves the interplay of multiple transcription and epigenetic factors in a 3D chromosomal environment. Using experimental genomics and computational modeling, Dr. Tan investigates transcriptional regulatory networks underlying embryonic hematopoiesis, T cell differentiation, and pediatric leukemia.
Dr. Sullivan's research focuses on new and rare immunodeficiencies. She has a long-standing interest in one of the most common of the primary immunodeficiencies – chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. She also investigates common variable immunodeficiency, as well as the genetics and epigenetics of systemic lupus erythematosus.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Bernt's goal is to further the understanding of the role of transcriptional regulation in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell biology and leukemia, and translate findings into novel therapies.
A research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has developed an innovative computational tool offering researchers an efficient method for detecting the different ways RNA is pieced together (spliced) when copied from DNA.
Utilizing high-throughput genomic technologies, combined with bioinformatic approaches, the Grant Lab is unraveling genomic puzzles related to traits that impact the lifecycle. Lab leader Struan Grant, PhD, was the first to implicate the role of the strongest common variant reported to date for type 2 diabetes, namely at the TCF7L2 locus, and is being specifically functionally followed up as part of the lab’s ongoing efforts.
The Tan Laboratory studies the fundamental question of transcriptional regulation during normal development and disease. It involves a complex interplay of multiple transcription factors and epigenetic factors in the context of a three-dimensional chromosomal environment. Using experimental genomics and computational modeling, the lab has been studying transcriptional regulatory networks underlying embryonic hematopoiesis, T cell differentiation, and pediatric leukemia.