Lacey Luense, Ph.D.
I am broadly interested in understanding how epigenetic mechanisms influence fertility and embryonic development. My research focuses on studying histone post-translational modifications during mouse and human spermatogenesis, how they influence chromatin packaging in the gamate, and subsequently the effect that has on the developing embryo and subsequent developmental programming.
BA – Augustana College, SD (Biology)
MS – Iowa State University (Genetics)
PhD – University of Kansas Medical Center (Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Fellowship or Grant:
2021 – Present: R03
2018 -2021: Epigenetic Regulation of Histone Eviction
2016 – 2018: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)