Headshot photo of Dr. Jesse Engreitz, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Stanford University.
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Jesse Engreitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and the Children’s Heart Center Basic Sciences and Engineering (BASE) Initiative.

The Engreitz lab combines experimental and computational genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and human genetics to assemble regulatory maps of the human genome and uncover biological mechanisms of disease. DNA regulatory elements in the human genome harbor thousands of genetic risk variants for common diseases and could reveal targets for therapeutics that aim to precisely tune cellular functions, if researchers could map the complex regulatory wiring that connects 2 million regulatory elements with 21,000 genes in thousands of cell types in the human body.