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The term "epigenome" refers to the collection of chemical modifications to the DNA and chromatin in the nucleus of a cell, which profoundly influence the functional output of the genome. Epigenome research can provide novel insights into many long-standing questions pertaining to gene regulation and genome function and has the potential to significantly improve our knowledge of human biology and disease.

Our Science

Epigenomics can provide novel insights into many long-standing questions about gene regulation and genome function and can significantly improve our understanding of human biology and disease. Together, this knowledge can lead to breakthrough diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities.

Our mission is to make transformative discoveries which advance science and human health, by applying cutting-edge epigenomic technologies to critical research questions. Learn more...

Our Technology

To make the transformative discoveries that bring us closer to understanding the epigenome in each cell, disease, and individual - we employ state-of-the-art automated platforms for high-throughput epigenomics and single-cell genomics. These platforms enable comprehensive investigation into diverse aspects of the epigenome - and ensure accuracy, reproducibility, and scalability when making these important discoveries. Learn more...


A core part of our mission is to unlock the transformative potential of epigenomics through collaboration. Collaborations with academic and industry partners have the potential to transform our knowledge of the human genome, and to change the paradigm of how we diagnose and treat disease. Learn more...


01/15/21. San Diego Chromatin Club.  We kicked off our first seminar of 2021 with Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California Berkeley.  Watch her fascinating talk, Interplay between cofactors and histone modifications in the activity of the gene silencer PRC2, on the Center's YouTube page if you missed it.

12/21/20. Center Highlights.  UCSD's tumblr, News of UC San Diego Health Sciences, has featured our SARS-CoV2 publication in a new blog, A Detailed Look at How SARS-CoV2 Interacts with Lung Cells. Check it out! 

12/18/20. San Diego Chromatin Club.  We had a fantastic last seminar of the year from speaker Dr. Blaine Bartholomew, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

12/04/20. San Diego Chromatin Club.  We were fortunate to have Dr. Michael Erb, The Scripps Research Institute, and SDCC Organizer Dr. Ani Deshpande, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, share their research. 

11/20/20. San Diego Chromatin Club.  Dr. Peter Lewis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a fascinating seminar, Misregulation of the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 in Human Cancer.  It's on the Center YouTube page for a limited time. 

11/09/20. Center Highlights.  We are proud to share our pre-print now in press in eLife, Single cell multiomic profiling of human lung reveals cell type-specific and age-dynamic control of SARS-CoV2 host genes. Check it out! 

11/06/20San Diego Chromatin Club.   Thank you Dr. Geeta Narlikar, University of California San Francisco, for a fascinating talk.  You can view the talk, Can Phase Separation Explain Heterochromatin Properties?, on the Center YouTube page for a limited time.

10/12/20. Center Highlights. Read insights from 4D Nucleosome participants – including our director Dr. Bing Ren – in this Knowable Magazine article, The blueprint for life, neatly folded, which focuses on the efforts and goals of the 4D Nucleosome program. Check it out!

9/23/20. Center Highlights. Our director Dr. Bing Ren, Center members, and our Functional and Spatial platform were recently mentioned in PNAS in the article Inner Workings: Researchers peek into chromosomes’ 3D structure in unprecedented detail. Check it out! 

9/12/20. Center Research. Our newest preprint, Cardiac Cell Type-Specific Gene Regulatory Programs and Disease Risk Association is on bioRxiv now!

7/09/20. Center Research. Our newest preprint, CTCF Mediates Dosage and Sequence-context-dependent Transcriptional Insulation through Formation of Local Chromatin Domains is on bioRxiv now!

5/19/20. Center Research. Our newest preprints, An Atlas of Gene Regulatory Elements in Adult Mouse Cerebrum and Single nucleus multiomic profiling reveals age-dynamic regulation of host genes associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection are on bioRxiv now!


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MC 0767 
La Jolla, California 92093 -0653

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Room #1087-88 (Lab)


Phone: 858-246-2650
Twitter: @CEpigenomics