Dr. Ann Dean National Institutes of Health, USA

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Ann Dean is a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK, NIH. She received her PhD from George Washington University and did postdoctoral studies at the NIH in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Simpson. Her main interests are in the role of chromatin structure in... read moregene transcription and, in particular, regulation of the human beta-globin genes. She combines basic research looking at the epigenetic state of the chromatin milieu in which the globin genes reside with studies of the role of erythroid transcription factors in the developmental progression of the expression of these genes, an area of investigation relevant to therapeutic interventions in sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia.