Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics

Epigenetics and Inflammation

Image courtesy V. Segura and R. Serda 

Director

Rongfu Wang, Ph.D.

 

Operations Manager

Soon K. Cao, MBA
Phone: 713-441-9981
Email: skcao@houstonmethodist.org

The Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics is an interdisciplinary translational research laboratory, which bridges laboratory science and clinical applications in the fields of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious disease, metabolism, cancer, neuroscience and transplantation.  This center synergizes with other platform technologies at HMRI genomics, nanomedicine, molecular imaging, systems medicine and proteomics to advance our understanding of:

  • Inflammation and epigenetic regulation in obesity and diabetes
  • Inflammation and epigenetic regulation in cancer
  • Development of vaccines using novel techniques such as nanotechnology platforms
  • Antigen-specific Treg cells in cardiovascular and neurologic disease
  • Epigenetic alterations in various human disease