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Lluis Morey, Ph.D.

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Lluis  Morey, Ph.D.

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Roles

  • Research Assistant Professor, John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics

Publications

Biography

Lluis Morey, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics. Dr. Morey obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and completed his postdoctoral training at University of Copenhagen (Denmark) in the laboratory of Dr. Kristian Helin, and at Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Barcelona, Spain) in the laboratory of Dr. Luciano Di Croce.

Dr. Morey has made a number of important contributions in identifying and characterizing essential regulators involved in stem cell identity, differentiation and cancer progression. His laboratory is interested in dissecting the molecular and biological functions of epigenetics machineries, with a special focus on Polycomb group proteins, in cancer and stem cells.

Dr. Morey’s laboratory main projects include:

  • 1. Identification and characterization of cancer driving mutations in epigenetic regulators.
  • 2. Identification and characterization of novel non-histone methyltransferases substrates.
  • 3. Role of epigenetic factors associated with tumor initiation, cancer progression and metastasis.
  • 4. Cell fate modulation imposed by specific epigenetic factors.