Ian J. Davis

Ian Davis, MD, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, G. Denman Hammond Associate Professorship for Childhood Cancer, and Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Davis is specifically involved with Cancer Genetics, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program and the Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program.

MD, PhD
G. Denman Hammond Associate Professorship for Childhood Cancer; Named Professorship
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Genetics
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program
Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program

Area of interest

I am interested in the application of integrated genome-wide approaches to identify the epigenetic and chromatin biology consequences of genetic alterations in human cancers. Primary foci of the lab include Ewing sarcoma in which we explore the mechanism through which the necessary chromosomal translocation-derived fusion oncoprotein EWSR1-FLI1 regulates chromatin states and target genes. We also are evaluating the effect of mutations in the histone methyltransferase SETD2 and the chromatin remodeling complex member PBRM1 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Because of our expertise in epigenomics, we also collaborate with labs across the campus studying other cancers and developmental disorders.

Awards and Honors

  • G. Denman Hammond Associate Professorship for Childhood Cancer
  • Martin D. Abeloff V Scholar Award
  • Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

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