Hi, I'm Ben and welcome to my internet hub. I'm a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Janine LaSalle at the University of California, Davis, where I research Epigenetic Modifications with a focus on DNA methylation. My work focuses on how the environment, genetics, and their interaction shapes the brain's development at the molecular level. When not working away on my research I contribute to EpiGenie as the Epigenetics Editor & Writer. I'm passionate about science communication, which has driven my interests into Stem Cells and Synthetic Biology. Outside of the science world I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys nature and cats.
The application of whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) to Down syndrome brain confirms past findings and uncovers novel disorder insights that demonstrate the clinical potential of our approach.
A comparison of brain DNA methylation profiles from three different neurodevelopmental disorders (Idiopathic Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rett syndrome, and Dup15q) reveals a common epigenomic signature related to immune and genetic risk factors.
An integrative epigenomic analysis of how enhanced maternal care shapes the developing rat brain.
Translational research on prenatal alcohol exposure that compares buccal swabs from a small but carefully matched group of human children to adult mouse brains.
Examination of changes to DNA Methylation and Non-Coding RNA in the adult brains of mice with moderate and binge prenatal alcohol exposure.
Comprehensive overview of the history of synthetic DNA-binding proteins that enable the study and editing of the epigenome, as well as a new era of personalized medicine. CRISPR/Cas9 and dCas9 included.