January 13th, 2021

Our review is out in Nature Reviews Genetics

Our review on the role of shadow enhancers in animal development, evolution and human disease written together with Zeba Wunderlich lab is out in Nature Reviews Genetics. See Papers

January 4th, 2021

Zhuoxin starts

Welcome to our new postdoc Zhuoxin Chen who joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow after obtaining her Ph.D. in bioinformatics from Sun Yat-sen University. See Members.

January 4th, 2021

Grace starts

A new rotation student Grace Bower joined our lab for a winter rotation.

October 1, 2020

Sandra and Ben start

A warm welcome to our new lab manager Sandra Jacinto and our new graduate student Ben Clock who is joining for a fall rotation. See Members

June 17, 2020

Postdoc Position

Our new lab is looking for a Postdoc with experience in bioinformatics/genomics to join our growing team. If you are interested in working on gene regulation using novel mouse genetics and genomics techniques, please apply through AP Recruit. More information about the position can be found here.

April 30, 2020

We are hiring!

Our new lab is looking for a full-time Lab Manager/ Research Assistant to join our growing team. If you are interested in joining, apply here. As a reminder, we are also looking for postdocs and grad students. See join us section.

April 8, 2020

Quan Pham joins the lab 

Quan Pham joined the lab as a research assistant. See Members section.

April 1, 2020

The Kvon Lab starts at UCI

The Kvon lab at UC Irvine is officially open! Due to COVID19, we are working remotely but continuing to hire new lab members. If you are interested in joining, check out the join us section.

January 27, 2020

Kvon Lab start date at UCI

The Kvon lab is officially starting at UC Irvine in April 2020 and will be located on the fourth floor of the McGaugh Hall. If you are interested in joining the lab check out the join us section.

January 27, 2020

Kvon Lab website goes live

Kvon Lab website goes live


Research Interests

During animal development, a complex multicellular organism is formed from a single cell - the fertilized egg. This process is regulated through differential gene expression. Specific non-coding DNA elements called enhancers regulate gene transcription during animal development. The Kvon lab uses a combination of novel genomics tools, genome editing, and mouse developmental biology techniques to understand transcriptional regulation by enhancers in the context of mammalian development, evolution, and human congenital disorders.