Judd C. Rice, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Institution
University of Southern California
Address
1450 Biggy Street
NRT 6506
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone
(323) 442-4332
E-mail
juddrice[at]usc.edu
Website
http://www.histonecode.com/
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
2006

Research

The major goals of the Rice Lab are to discover and study the molecular pathways that establish the various histone codes and, subsequently, to elucidate their roles in human development and disease. It is clear that histone modifications define specific genomic regions (i.e. those that are transcriptionally active or inactive) and that the modifications play an essential role in all DNA-templated programs. It is also clear that histone modifications act in concert with many other nuclear factors (including the DNA, the enzymes that write the histone code and the specific regulatory proteins that read the code) to create these distinct genomic regions.