Cogs in the Machine


Regulatory Systems and Evolution

We are an interdisciplinary genetics research lab. Our goal is to understand the regulation of the genome, and the genetic and epigenetic processes underlying organism form and function.


Our lab is particularly interested to understand how cis-regulatory elements function to control phenotype. We use quantitative biology and in vivo experiments with the goal to understand how traits are encoded in genomes.

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Our research interests include:

  • Deciphering the enhancer code in development

  • Understanding the impact of non-coding mutations in the heart

  • Investigating the genetics and epigenetic of ageing

  • Regeneration and development

Our lab is located at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Darlinghurst, Sydney Australia

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