Epigenetics Expert to Examine Environment’s Link to Disease

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Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH

Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH, will deliver a state-of-the-art lecture entitled “Epigenetics at the Crossroad of Genetics and Environment Leading to Disease” on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Dr. Feinberg is director of the Center for Epigenetics at the Johns Hopkins University. He also holds an adjunct professorship at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and is a presidential scholar at Harvard’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Feinberg made the first discoveries of altered DNA methylation in human cancer. He discovered human imprinted genes and loss of imprinting in cancer, and proved the epigenetic hypothesis of cancer through