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Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology at Purdue University

Explore the opportunities and resources that Purdue University offers to foster excellence in epigenetics and chromatin biology. Our state-of-the-art facilities are specifically designed to support the growth of our faculty and the world-renowned research programs they develop. Various academic departments at Purdue have made great investments into exploring and pushing the boundaries of epigenetics and chromatin biology research and cementing our commitment to discovery with delivery that catalyzes our research-based economic development and entrepreneurship. Uniquely situated at the heart of Purdue's Discovery Park, the Bindley Bioscience Center and the Birck Nanotechnology Center provide an ideal setting for innovation and multidisciplinary collaborations that propel the development of novel technologies and translational research. Our faculty use this unique combination of elements to drive our prominence in several fields including bionanotechnology, an area of research that is revolutionizing advanced research in chromatin structure and epigenetic phenomena.

We are currently conducting a campus-wide cluster hire in Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology for five positions. For more information, please click here to download the PDF file with the positions descriptions and application information.

Faculty involved in epigenetics and chromatin biology at Purdue University and their departmental affiliations include:

Department of Agronomy

Cliff WeilCliff Weil

Karen HudsonKaren Hudson
Dan SzymanskiDan Szymanski
MaJianxin Ma

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Joseph IrudayarajJoseph Irudayaraj

Department of Animal Sciences

CabotRyan Cabot


Amy LossieAmy Lossie
Chris BidwellChris Bidwell
Shawn DonkinShawn Donkin

Department of Biochemistry

BroylesSteve Broyles

BriggsScott Briggs
ChappleClint Chapple
ForneyJim Forney
GimbleFred Gimble
GoldenBarb Golden
KirchmaierAnn Kirchmaier
OgasJoe Ogas
TranBeth Tran
WeakeVikki Weake

Department of Biological Sciences

AndersonJohn Anderson

GelvinStan Gelvin
KoniecznyStephen Konieczny
LeungFai Leung
SteinArnold Stein
TaperowskyElizabeth Taparowsky

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

BanksJody Banks

JohalGuri Johal
MegisteTesfaye Mengiste

Department of Chemical Engineering

YuanChongli Yuan

Department of Computer and Information Technology

KaneMichael Kane

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

HuChang-Deng Hu

HazbunTony Hazbun
LiuWanqing Liu

Department of Nutrition Science

FleetJames Fleet

JiangQing Jiang

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

HasegawaMike Hasegawa
ZhuJian-Kang Zhu
DlikesBrian Dilkes

DoudarevaNatalia Doudareva

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

SepulvedaMarisol Sepulveda

NicholsKrista Nichols
DeWoodyAndrew DeWoody

Department of Basic Medical Sciences (College of Veterinary Medicine)

AndrisaniOurania Andrisani

YangJer-Yen Yang

Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology (College of Veterinary Medicine)

LelievreSophie Lelièvre

Department of Statistics

DoergeRebecca Doerge

School of Heath Sciences

FreemanJennifer Freeman

Resources Links:

Campus-wide Research Resources:
Bindley Bioscience Center
Birck Nanotechnology Center
Genomics Facility
Life Science Microscopy Facility
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
Purdue Transgenic Mouse Core Facility
Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Graduate Programs:
PULSe - Training group - CHROMATIN AND REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION
Interdepartmental Nutrition Program

Open Faculty Positions:
Office of Institutional Equity

Internal Funding Opportunities:
Funding Resources from the Office of the Vice President for Research