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The Effect of Vitamin D on the Epigenome (Folami Ideraabdullah)

Episode 66

January 26, 2022

In this episode of the Epigenetics Podcast, we caught up with Folami Ideraabdullah from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to talk about her work on the environmental modulation of the epigenome during development.

The lab of Folami Ideraabdullah focuses on studying how environmental factors modulate the epigenome. In particular the team investigates how Vitamin D levels influence epigenetic processes and, hence, the susceptibility for diseases like adipositas. Folami Ideraabdullah started with a genome-wide screen of DNA Methylation patterns that are observed after Vitamin D depletion. This work was then followed up by investigating the impact of Vitamin D depletion on mouse sperm DNA methylation.