August 2nd, 2022

We are hiring

We have an opening for a fully funded postdoctoral scholar position(s). If you are interested in studying mammalian gene regulation in sunny Southern California, apply here.

July 25th, 2022

Ethan receives a NIH F30 fellowship

Congratulations to Ethan Hollingsworth, who has been awarded an NIH F30 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NICHD. Well done!

August 18th, 2021

Ethan joins the lab

After a successful summer rotation, Ethan Hollingsworth joins the Kvon lab for a PhD portion of his MD/PHD training. See Members.  

June 17th, 2021

Grace Bower joins the lab

After a successful rotation, Grace joins the Kvon lab as an CMB graduate student. See Members.  

June 7th, 2021

Ethan starts

Ethan Hollingsworth joins the Kvon lab for a summer rotation. See Members.  

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


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.