Tamara L. Davis



My research program focuses on understanding the relationship between chromosome structure and gene expression. We are particularly interested in imprinted genes, which are expressed from only one of the two inherited alleles (either the maternal copy or the paternal copy is active, while the other copy is silenced). To gain insight into how this unusual form of expression is achieved, we are examining DNA methylation patterns at imprinted genes.

Recent and current members of my research group include:

Rachel Horton (BMC '07);
Kamila Nowak (BMC '08).

Having some fun:

Alyssa Gagne (class of '11)

Sadie Marlow (class of '11)