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Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics

YSPH is at the cutting edge of research in genetic epidemiology and the development of biostatistical tools to distill genetic data and find clues about the risk and treatments for cancer, asthma, obesity, diabetes and other conditions. The field of epigenetics has shown the effect of the environment on both individuals and their children. These efforts are also focused on finding novel solutions for vector control for some of the world’s most widespread and neglected tropical diseases, including African Sleeping Sickness and leishmaniasis.

Current work includes:

  • Obesity

  • Epigenetic effects of obesity and cancer

  • Gene-environment interactions in cancer

  • Shift workers' circadian rhythm adjustments and breast cancer

  • Vector biology

  • Genetic risk and cancer

  • Evolution biology and cancer metastases

  • Novel solutions to vector diseases such as African Sleeping Sickness and leishmaniasis