Duygu Ucar, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorThe Jackson Laboratory
Dr. Ucar earned her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University followed by her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Ohio State University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at University of Iowa and Stanford University, during which she developed computational methods to discover cell-specific epigenomic patterns from ChIP-seq datasets. In 2013, she launched her laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM). The overarching goal of her lab is to uncover how epigenomic landscape of human cells -especially immune cells- are remodeled and disrupted with aging and aging-related diseases. She also studies how genetic variants impact epigenomic landscapes of human cells in the context of complex diseases, e.g., Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Towards this goal, she combines advanced computational techniques with state-of-the art NGS approaches (e.g., ATAC-seq, CITE-seq).