CONGRATULATIONS!! to Keith A. Maggert, Ph.D.

Keith Maggert - 2016 Transformative Research Award Recipient
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Project Title: Induced Transgenerational Inheritance without Epigenetics
Grant ID: R01-GM-123640  Dr. Maggert is an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Univeristy of Arizona, and Research Member in the University of Arizona Cancer Center.  He earned his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Biology in 2000 at the Univeristy of California San Diego in the laboratory of Dr. Gary H. Karpen, where he studied the epigenetics of centromere identity.  His postdoctoral research investigating the genetic properties of heterochromatin was performed wth Dr. Kent G. Golic at the Univeristy of Utah.  Dr. Maggert’s current work focuses on heterochromatin biology and epigenetic silencing in the fruit fly Drosophila and in humans, focusing on repeat gene regulation and instability.  He moved to the Univeristy of Arizona from Texas A&M University in 2015.