Epigenomics is the study of heritable genome wide changes in phenotype (appearance) or gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. The proper control and ordering of gene expression is associated and partially controlled through DNA sequence-independent biochemical events collectively known as epigenetic gene regulation. These include but are not limited to DNA methylation and histone modification through acetylation, methylation, ubiquitylation, phosphorylation, or sumoylation. Similar to the genetic information found within the sequence of DNA, epigenetic information can be inherited across generations, transmitted by mother to daughter cells, and is required for life. Epigenetic regulation is known to affect gene expression, and recent research shows that aberrant DNA methylation patterning may play a role in the manifestation, progression and therapy of several diseases. A deeper understanding of the epigenetic changes associated with disease can lead to improved diganostics and can ultimately be applied towards development of therapy.

The Epigenomics Core Facility has moved! Please send your samples to our new address: 1300 York Avenue, Rm A-427, New York, NY 10065

The Epigenomics Core Facility of Weill Cornell Medical College provides an array of epigenomics and bioinformatics research resources and services that include:

Core resources and services include sample preparation services and data generation on the Illumina HiSeq 2500, MiSeq platforms and Sequenom MassArray platform.

Selected Publications

  • Garrett-Bakelman, FE. et al. J Vis Exp. 2015. Feb 24; (96) [PubMed]
  • Kuo, PY. et al. Oncogene. 2014. Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print]. [PubMed]
  • Qiao, Y. et al. Immunity. 2013. Sep 19; 39(3):454-69. [PubMed]
  • Lu, C. et al. Genes Dev. 2013. Sep 15;27(18):1986-98. [PubMed]
  • Rapaport, F. et al. Genome Biology. 2013. Sep; 14(9):R95. [PubMed]
  • Hatzi, K. et al. Cell Rep. 2013. Aug 15:4(3):578-88. [PubMed]
  • Clozel, T et al. Cancer Discov. 2013. Sep;3(9):1002-19. [PubMed]
  • Janovitz, T. et al. Journal of Virology. 2013. Aug; 87(15):8559-68. [PubMed]
  • Kumar, R. et al. Nature. 2013. Aug 1;500(7460):89-92. [PubMed]
  • Fritz,EL. et al. Nature. 2013. Jul; 14(7):749-55. [PubMed]
  • Beguelin, W. et al.  Cancer Cell, 2013. May; 23(5): 677-692 [PubMed]
  • Lin, P. et al. Neoplasia.  2013. April; 15(4): 373–383. [PubMed]
  • De, S.  et al. PLoS Genet. 2013. January; 9(1): e1003137. [PubMed]
  • Lin, P. et al. Cancer Research. 2013. Feb 1; 73(3):1232-44. [PubMed]
  • Oh, JE. et al. Translational Psychiatry. 2013. Jan 22;3:e218. [PubMed]
  • Pipes, L. et al. Nucleic Acids Research. 2013. Jan 4; 1:D906-14. [PubMed]
  • Busque, L. et al. Nature Genetics. 2012. Nov;44(11):1179-81. [PubMed]
  • Geng, H. et al. Cancer Discovery. 2012. Nov 2; (11):1004-23. [PubMed]
  • Akalin, A. et al. Genome Biology. 2012. Oct 3;13(10):R87 [PubMed]
  • Gonen, M. et al. Blood. 2012. Sep 13; 120(11):2297-306 [PubMed]
  • Sasaki, M. et al. Nature. 2012 Aug 30; 488(7413):656-9 [PubMed]
  • Abdel Wahab, O. et al. Cancer Cell. 2012. Aug 14;22(2):180-93.[PubMed]
  • Kawahara, M. et al. Cancer Cell. 2012. Aug 14;22(2):194-208. [PubMed]
  • Meyer, KD. et al, Cell. 2012. Jun 22; 149(7):1635-46. [PubMed]
  • Akalin, A. et al. PLoS Genetics. 2012. Jun 21; 8(6). [PubMed]
  • Ribeiro, AF. et al. Blood. 2012. Jun 14; 119(24):5824-31 [PubMed]
  • Lu, C. et al., Nature. 2012. Mar 22; 483(7390): 474-478. [PubMed]