Jessica Tyler

Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jessica Tyler was born in England in 1969. After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelors degree and Hans Krebs prize in Biochemistry, she performed her PhD studies at the MRC Virology Unit in Glasgow, Scotland.  During her postdoctoral studies at the University of California San Diego identified the key factors that package our genetic material into chromosomes. In 2000, Dr. Tyler started her first faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA.  In the next 10 years, Dr. Tyler revealed that chromosome structure and epigenetic information plays important roles in many processes, including aging. Dr. Tyler was a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar and was awarded the Charlotte Friend Woman in Cancer Research Award for 2009 from the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). Having risen rapidly to the rank of full professor at the University of Colorado, Dr. Tyler moved in 2010 to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Starting in November 2015, she will be a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

Participant In:

Epigenetics at Work

Saturday, September 12, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck might today say, echoing the words of Mark Twain, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Lamarck’s theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, once derided as “soft inheritance,” has been revived through the field of epigenetics: the study of alterations in gene expression or phenotype caused by mechanisms other than primary… read more »

The Helix Center is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation in support of a series of fourteen roundtables addressing big questions in the physical, natural, and biological sciences and the humanities. The topics are: Knowledge and Limitations; The Span of Infinity; Complexity and Emergence; The Search for Immortality;  The Sublime Experience; The Meditative State; The… read more »