Greehey CCRI Seminar Series, Spring ’24: Ben Stanton, PhD (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Event Date & TimeMay 31, 2024 at 12:00P
LocationGreehey CCRI Auditorium (2.160)
Presentation Title: Systems Epigenetics of Childhood Cancer
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About the Speaker(s)
Ben Stanton, PhD, is a principal investigator in the Center for Childhood Cancer at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Ben received his PhD from Harvard University and Postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine and NIH. His group studies chromatin activation and epigenetic repression at the systems level to gain insight into genome architecture in childhood cancers. He is motivated to understand the essential roles of chromatin regulatory complexes in low-mutational burden tumors. For studies in the lab, interdisciplinary approaches are developed to ask (1) how aberrant chromatin repression can drive human disease, (2) why chromatin remodeling is under positive selection in certain pediatric tumors, and (3) whether new methods can enable insights into chromatin deregulation. Ben is excited about mentoring the next generation of scientists and for fundamental insights that enable translational advances.