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Pattenden Lab

The Pattenden lab develops innovative techniques in chromatin-based therapeutic target discovery and cancer diagnostics. Our research program enables the discovery of novel molecular targets, pathways, and mechanisms. Our central strategy exploits tumor-specific changes in chromatin accessibility, a universal feature that is directly linked with transcriptional activation, DNA damage repair, replication, RNA processing, and nuclear organization.

 

 

Dr. Samantha Pattenden

Samantha Pattenden, PhD

Associate Professor, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Director of Applied Epigenetic Screening Technologies

 

 

Christian Cook

Christian Cook

Undergraduate Student
cookcr@email.unc.edu

 

 

Merrill Froney

Graduate Student
froneym@live.unc.edu

 

 

Lauren Sweeney

Lauren Sweeney

Undergraduate Student
sweeneyl@email.unc.edu

 
 

Marjan Mahrab-Mohseni

Research Technician
mohseni@email.unc.edu

 

 

Michelle Thomas

Graduate Student
denisem@emais.unc.edu