Steven Henikoff, Ph.D.

“Understanding Epigenome Dynamics”

November 6, 2014

Steven Henikoff received a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University in the laboratory of Matthew Meselson, and did postdoctoral research with Charles Laird and Benjamin Hall at the University of Washington. He is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Member of the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, an Affiliate Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Epigenetics & Chromatin. His laboratory studies chromatin dynamics, epigenetic inheritance and centromeres, and develops tools for epigenomics.


Dr. Henikoff will give the keynote lecture during the Mizzou Epigenetics Symposium on November 6, 2014. The conference will be held in the Bond Life Sciences Center and Dr. Henikoff’s presentation “Understanding Epigenome Dynamics” will be held in the Monsanto Auditorium from 11:00 -12:00. Dr. Henikoff is a pioneer in the study of centromeres, histone modifications and epigenetic inheritance. This important, emerging field is rapidly expanding and many researchers world-wide are focused on deciphering the role that epigenetic mechanisms play in disease susceptibility, aging, cancer and development. There will be a reception honoring Dr. Henikoff at the close of the symposium from 4:00-5:30.