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Simon Gayther, PhD

Barth Family Chair in Cancer Genetics in honor of Beth Y. Karlan, MD

Director, Molecular Epidemiology

Co-Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Simon Gayther, PhD

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310-423-2645

Simon Gayther, PhD

Barth Family Chair in Cancer Genetics in honor of Beth Y. Karlan, MD

Director, Molecular Epidemiology

Co-Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

The research of Simon Gayther, PhD, focuses on four areas: identification of genetic variants that confer susceptibility to hormonal cancers, particularly ovarian cancer, using next-generation sequencing and genotyping technologies; relating germ-line genetic variation to functional targets throughout the human genome, specifically epigenetic and regulatory profiles enriched in the noncoding genome, and the susceptibility genes that drive cancer development; cell biology modeling of cancer to establish functional mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and development; and clinical translation of this research program, specifically establishing a genetic basis for risk prediction and prevention of cancer, and the identification of novel clinical biomarkers associated with early-stage pathogenesis of disease.

  • Doctorate: University College London, 1994
  • Post Doctorate: University of Cambridge, 2000

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