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Dana Huebert Lima, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Teaching Interests

Dr. Lima advises honors biology students.

She also teaches genetics and genomics at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University.

Outreach Interests

She is interested in connecting scientific researchers to the broader community. At WVU, this has included giving talks about genetics and epigenetics with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, designing and presenting activities for events organized by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Expand Your Horizons and serving as a judge for the first annual WVU Science Idol competition. This fall I am developing a course to teach undergraduates how to communicate their science to peers, papers, politicians and the public.

I am also the faculty advisor for the WVU chapter of MEDLIFE.

Research Interests

Her research has focused on epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Her Ph.D. thesis research (University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011) looked at dynamic regulation of gene expression in yeast (S. cerevisiae) responding to variable environments. Her research focused on the interaction between nucleosome position, transcription factor binding and mRNA abundance genome-wide as cells responded to oxidative damage. Previous research projects have investigated similar themes, such as the change in position and types of histone modifications genome-wide during stem cell differentiation.