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Macrophages, regulation of gene expression, enhancer function, atherosclerosis.

Research interests

My research focusses on the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of macrophages in health and (inflammatory or cardiovascular) disease. In particular, I am interested how gene enhancers function: which transcriptional regulators activate enhancers when macrophages are exposed to disease-associated signals, what genetic variants affect enhancer activity and how does this in turn result in differential gene expression?

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA

1 Dec 20161 Sep 2021


  • QR180 Immunology
  • genetic variation
  • macrophages
  • atherosclerosis
  • enhancers
  • transcription factors


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