Alison H. Nguyen


I am a second year Ph.D. student in Doris Bachtrog's evolutionary and functional genomics lab. I am generally interested in understanding the dynamics of epigenetic modifications and their resulting biological consequences. My current research aims to link variation in the loss of heterochromatin, genomic regions that are gene-poor, repeat-rich, and typically enriched for silencing histone modifications, to variation in aging. Through the BBD training grant, I hope to integrate experimental and computational work to better understand the basis of longevity.