Alexandre Gaspar Maia, PhD

Assistant Director of Epigenomics at Mayo Clinic

2014 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumnus

PhD, University of Coimbra / University of California, San Francisco

Postdoctoral Training, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Gaspar Maia is working on manipulating the physical arrangement of chromatin, the structural material of chromosomes, in order to understand better the process of converting adult cells back to stem cells. He has discovered a specific marker on chromatin that could pause this entire process, perhaps identifying a target for new drugs that could potentially change the fate of a cell. This research could lead to developing stem cell therapies and concomitantly, counteracting disease. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Mount Sinai with Emily Bernstein, PhD.

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