Laura Banaszynski, Ph.D.
Laura Banaszynski, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Virginia Murchison Linthicum Scholar in Medical Research

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Children's Research Institute

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR140042
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
The Rockefeller University
Date Awarded: 
May 21, 2014
Grant Amount: 

Laura Banaszynski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Children's Research Institute. She is a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2015 after training at The University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, and The Rockefeller University.

Dr. Banaszynski studies epigenetic contributions to gene expression and genome stability in mammalian systems. Her research focuses on the dynamic regulation of chromatin states at both coding and non-coding regions including the influence of histone variant incorporation on histone post-translational modification states. Her long-term goal is to improve our understanding of the chromatin-based mechanisms regulating fundamental cell-fate decisions in pluripotency and differentiation that are essential to our understanding of developmental processes and the initiation of disease such as cancer.