B.Sc. Hon (Acadia)

M.Sc. (Acadia)

Ph.D. (Western Ontario)

David Rodenhiser, PhD


Associate Professor

University of Western Ontario

Departments of Paediatrics, Biochemistry and Oncology

Principal Investigator

London Regional Cancer Program


Children’s Health Research Institute

Room A4-134,

Victoria Research Laboratories,

London Health Sciences Centre,

790 Commissioners Road East,

London, Ontario, Canada.

Office Tel: 519.685.8600 ext 52198  

Fax: 519.685.8616


last update: August 19, 2009

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My research focuses on the epigenetic regulation of gene expression during tumourigenesis

and development. Errors in DNA methylation patterns and histone modifications can alter gene expression, cause aberrant developmental programs and lead to inappropriate gene expression.

Ongoing research in my lab involves (a) methylation profiling in a variety of cancer-related genes, (b) defining the functional consequences of DNA methylation changes in breast tumourigenesis in general and metastasis in particular, (c) determining how environmental carcinogens alter epigenetic patterns and contribute to tumour formation and (d) defining how environmental pollutants alter epigenetic patterns and compromise embryonic development.

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