$10 million gift creates Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics at Feinberg

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expression of genes.

The new Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics will investigate how environmental factors such as emotional experiences, chemical exposure, obesity, exercise, diet, and drug therapies can modify genes packaged in human chromatin, causing them to become more or less receptive to new biochemical signals.

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