Name: Gaspar-Maia, Alexandre
Year you started at ISMMS: 2010
Lab: Emily Bernstein
Lab Mailing Address:
Department of Oncological Sciences
Hess Center for Science and Medicine
1470 Madison Avenue
6th floor, Room 302
New York, NY 10029
My primary research goal is to decipher the chromatin dynamics during cellular reprogramming towards pluripotency (iPS) and malignancy (oncogenic transformation), and to identify epigenetic barriers in the process of cellular transformation. My experience is mostly in large scale genomic screens to identify new factors involved tumor progression, high-throughput sequencing technologies at the level of expression (RNAseq) or chromatin landscape (ChIPseq), and more recently genome editing (using the enormous potential of the CRISPR-Cas9 technologies).
Previous Postdoc Experience:
During my graduate research, I identified the first chromatin remodeler (Chd1) involved in iPS reprogramming and established the first direct link between open chromatin and embryonic stem cells.
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Collaborations and Other Affiliations:
Funding Sources and Prizes/Awards
2014 ISMMS Postdoc Recognition Award
2014-2016 NYSCF-Druckenmiller postdoctoral fellowship, New York Stem Cell Foundation
2011-2014 Postdoctoral fellowship, Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defense DoD
2013 Best poster presentation, Hunter College RCMI Symposium (Hunter College)
2012 Honorable mention for poster presentation, Stem Cell Symposium (Cornell University)
2008 Best graduate student poster presentation at Center of Reproductive Sciences (UCSF) retreat
2003-2007 PhD Fellowship from Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), Portugal
2000-2001 Socrates scholarship, University of Porto, Portugal
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