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December 11, 2023

New preprint

We are happy to share our new work Rapid and Quantitative Functional Interrogation of Human Enhancer Variant Activity in Live Mice. Huge congratulations to our MD/PhD student Ethan who led the project! See Papers.

March 3, 2023

Grace receives NIH F31 fellowship

Congratulations to our CMB graduate student Grace Bower, who has been awarded an NIH F31 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NICHD. Well done!

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 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!

Research Interests

Specific non-coding regulatory DNA elements called enhancers regulate gene transcription during animal development. The Kvon lab investigates transcriptional regulation by enhancers using cutting-edge genomics, genome editing, and transgenic tools. We are particularly interested in studying the role of enhancers in development and evolution and how enhancer malfunction leads to congenital disease.  

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