Centromeres, heterochromatin, phase transition and fire works
The Karpen lab has a long-standing interest in chromatin structure and function, with a special emphasis on heterochromatic DNA regions. The current projects in the lab range from centromere formation and function, to the role of lncRNAs, ageing, and DNA repair in heterochromatin formation and maintenance.
Director of the LBNL Life Sciences Division
Molecular & Cell Biology - UC Berkeley