Hyejung Won & Jason Stein Publish in Cell

Jason Stein and Hyejung Won recently published an article in Cell on the dynamic landscape of open chromatin during human neurogenesis.

Hyejung Won & Jason Stein Publish in Cell click to enlarge Jason Stein, PhD
Hyejung Won & Jason Stein Publish in Cell click to enlarge Hyejung Won, PhD

In this paper, they’ve mapped previously unknown regulatory elements to genes during human neurogenesis - including with genetically engineered validation of novel regulatory elements of EOMES and FGFR11, identified some novel transcription factors that may be related to human neurogenesis, and finally found that genetic variation within proliferation related regulatory elements impacts adult brain size and risk for neuropsychiatric diseases.

Dr. Hyejung Won will be joining the Neuroscience Center faculty in the fall of 2018.

To read the article in Cell, click here.