November 20, 2022

New preprint is out

We are happy to share our new preprint Widespread Increase in Enhancer-Promoter Interactions during Developmental Enhancer Activation in Mammals. Huge congratulations to our postdoc Zhuoxin Chen who led the study! See Papers.

October 6th, 2022

New grant

The Kvon lab has received NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant will support our studies on long-range gene regulation over the next 5 years. See UCI press release.

August 2nd, 2022

We are hiring

We have an opening for a fully funded postdoctoral scholar position. 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.  

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.

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