Our mission

Our mission is to promote and facilitate epigenetics research and education across students, faculty, and physicians. The KCVI Epigenetics Consortium is directed by Dr. Lucia Carbone and includes several investigators whose research involves various aspects of epigenetics (e.g., environmental epigenetics, cancer, maternal reprogramming, neuroscience, reproductive biology).

Enabling epigenetics research

In order to facilitate epigenetics research, the Epigenetics Consortium includes a service core. This service core functions on a fee-for-service basis, with a sample-to-data model in mind.  

Investigators inside and outside of OHSU can choose our wet-lab services, dry-lab services, or both. The service core provides end-to-end support for a number of DNA methylation and chromatin analyses. These services include, but are not limited to, bisulfite sequencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq).

Life cycle of a project



  • Save the date for our inaugural epigenetics symposium on October 22, 2020.
  • Apply for the SOM Innovation award to fund your epigenetics project!
  • Dr. Cheryl Maslen has been awarded a NIH R21 grant to investigate "Epigenetic Contributions to Bicuspid Valve Aortopathy in Turner Syndrome"