Dr Kate Jeffrey - Harvard Medical School

Dr Kate Jeffrey - Harvard Medical School

Location: 
Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Tue, 06/08/2019 - 2:00pm
End Time: 
Tue, 06/08/2019 - 3:00pm

​Misreading the epigenome: consequences for immunological disease

​Special seminar hosted by Dr Joanna Groom

Kate Jeffrey is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Faculty of Harvard Immunology, Faculty of Harvard Virology and an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard.

Kate grew up in Australia, performed her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and completed her PhD in immunology at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She then worked as an Immunology editor with Nature Medicine in New York before performing her postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University in New York.

Kate’s research focuses on the intersection of chromatin, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs and transcriptional control in immune cells and how dysregulation of these events can lead to immunological disease. Her work established inhibitors of epigenetic bromodomain “reader” enzymes as anti-inflammatory agents and she recently was the first to describe a loss of an epigenetic “reader” enzyme in patients with IBD. Kate is also co-founder of the New York Imagine Science Film Festival in New York and is a proud mother of two daughters.