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Bradley Bernstein (MGH/Broad Institute): Cancer Genomes in 3D
Tuesday 02 March 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm



Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD is the Director of the Gene Regulation Observatory at the Broad Institute, and a Professor of Pathology at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Bernstein’s research focuses on epigenetic gene regulation. His lab studies how gene activity is controlled by noncoding regulatory elements such as ‘enhancers’, and by the way the genes are packaged into chromatin. He is a leader of the NIH’s ENCODE project that is mapping the locations and functions of all noncoding elements in the human genome. His work is notable for the identification of chromatin structures that underlie stem cell pluripotency, the annotation of enhancers associated with autoimmunity and other diseases, and the characterization of epigenetic aberrations that turn on oncogenes and drive tumors.

Bernstein holds the Bernard and Mildred Kayden Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair and is an Investigator in Harvard’s Ludwig Institute. He received his B.S. from Yale University and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, before completing a residency in clinical pathology and postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Honors include an Early Career Scientist Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, an Elizabeth and Michael Ruane Endowed Scholar Award in Endocrine Pathology, a Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, an American Cancer Society Professorship and the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research.

 The recording can be found here.

Location : Virtual