Areas of Research
- Molecular Carcinogenesis Research
- Epigenetics Research
- Gene Expression Research
- p53 Research
The Barton Laboratory, under the supervision of Michelle Barton, Ph.D., studies basic mechanisms of regulated and aberrant gene expression during development, tissue regeneration and cancer, especially as dictated by chromatin structure modification and the p53-super family. We are using a combination of in vitro, biochemical approaches and mouse models of p53 function.
The Barton Laboratory is part of the Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis department, the Center for Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, and the Center for Cancer Epigenetics at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This site contains a summary of current research, contact information, recent publications and links to useful resources and related information.