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Kathleen Reed, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Reed received her Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Prof. Doug Phanstiel. She joined the Cell Biology of Genomes group in 2022. She aims to better understand the structure-function relationship of the cancer genome by combining genome-wide sequencing and computational approaches with high-throughput imaging. Dr. Reed’s research will explore how changes in long-range (0.1-2 Mb) chromatin contacts could contribute to improper gene regulation and cancer progression within human breast cancer cell lines.

Areas of Expertise

1) chromatin organization 2) genomics 3) bioinformatics 4) epigenetics 5) oncogenesis 6) high-throughput imaging