Professor Merlin Crossley
Crossley lab: Room 241, Level 2, Biosciences Building D26
Crossley Lab Research Areas:
The Role of Transcription Factors in Development and Disease; Molecular Genetics and Gene Regulation. Click here to go to the Crossley Lab website.
We investigate how transcription factors control the differentiation of stem cells into differentiated lineages, including blood and fat cells. We aim to understand how the breakdown of differentiation leads to diseases, including cancer.
Active Research Projects
- Engineering the Next Generation of Artificial Transcription Factors
- Controlling Obesity: Transcriptional Regulation of Adipogenesis
- Regulating Globin Expression: A Potential Therapy for Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia
- Understanding the Molecular Events of Tumour Metastasis