Michael Meers, PhD

Assistant Professor, Genetics

The Meers Lab studies how transcription factors interact with and overcome barriers presented by chromatin landscapes to specify developmental and cellular reprogramming outcomes. To do so, we develop cutting-edge epigenomics techniques to map transcription factor binding and chromatin structure in the same context at ultra-high resolution and in single cells. We then marshal our advanced technological approaches and the fundamental molecular insights we uncover to study how transcription factor-chromatin interactions go awry and contribute to pathogenesis in diseases such as cancer. These three areas, Biology, Technology, and Disease, drive a cycle of discovery that fuels our research.

Research keywords: Chromatin; Genomics; Single cell

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Each mentorship contract is highly tailored to the individual after an extensive discussion with myself to define the mentee’s scientific and professional goals. A sample expectations/mentorship document can be provided upon request.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:As a new lab that began operations in late 2022, we’re excited to recruit our first postdoc, who will have the unique opportunity to help establish a brand new research program and reap the benefits of an energetic scientific environment driven by cutting-edge technological/experimental approaches.

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.