David IK Martin

Senior Scientist 
Chair, Center for Genetics 
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland


David IK Martin’s current research focuses on the role of epigenetics in mammalian inheritance and disease. The Martin lab is developing a high-throughput screen for chemical compounds that disrupt epigenetic silencing in mammalian cells. These compounds may be useful in modulating programs of stem cell differentiation; particularly the silencing of γ-globin in adult-stage human erythrocytes.