PROFESSOR RICHARD MEEHAN
|Telephone:||+44 (0)131 651 8548|
|Fax:||+44 (0)131 651 8800|
|Address:||MRC Human Genetics Unit MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU|
|Research Programme:||Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Disease|
Richard Meehan is a genetics graduate of TCD (Dublin) and has been studying DNA methylation dynamics for over 25 years. Research landmarks include the identification of methyl-CpG binding proteins (MeCP1 and MeCP2), non-catalytic roles for DNMT1 and alternate hypotheses regarding DNA methylation reprogramming in development and disease states. He is currently a Professor at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh and investigating how 5-hydroxymethylcytosine profiling can be used as a cell identifier.
- 1982, Bachelor of Science, 2:1, Trinity College Dublin
- 1988, Doctor in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh