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Joyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Molecular Genetics

Box 980035
1400 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298

804-628-2182

Email: jlloyd@vcu.edu

Affiliations

Professor & Vice Chair, Education, Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

Education

PhD, Wesleyan University (1987)

Research description

The laboratory is interested in the developmental regulation of genes and in increasing gamma-globin as a strategy to treat sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia. Our lab is examining the roles of various DNA-binding proteins in repressing the gamma-globin gene in adult erythroid cells. Inhibiting these repressors could increase gamma-globin. Much of my current work stems from training the next generation of scientists, especially those from diverse backgrounds. I am PI on three NIH/NIGMS research training grants, which provide research opportunities for undergraduates, postbaccalaureate scholars, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. Many of the 30+ trainees work on cancer-related research.

Research keywords

Epigenetics,Molecular medicine,Translational science

Published research

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