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 The mission for Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics (CFCE) is to explore the key role that epigenetic alterations and abnormal transcriptional regulation play in the development and progression of cancer. A better understanding of these alterations will lead to better diagnosis for cancer and the potential to contribute to the knowledge required for the development of new therapeutics exploiting epigenetic mechanisms.


The CFCE was founded by Myles Brown and Shirley Liu in 2011 who oversee the overall scientific and operational activities of the Center as co-directors. Other member labs include the Ramesh Shivdasani lab, the Kornelia Polyak Lab, and the Matthew Freedman lab. Henry Long is the Center’s Associate Director.