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Liz Gaskell


Gaskell E. From mechanism to observation and back again. Mol Cell. 2016;62(5):649.

Emambokus N, Gaskell E, Granger A, et al. Women in Science. Cell Metab. 2016;23(5):747–748..

Liz Gaskell, Ph.D.

Liz Gaskell is the scientific advisor for Brad Bernstein and the Epigenomics Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She coordinates the day-to-day and long-term research goals and activities of the program, and is tasked with everything from compliance to strategy. She also works with the core members and collaborators to chart the scientific course of the program. Gaskell also spearheads the program's scientific outreach activities, including running the cell circuits and epigenomics seminar series with Chuck Epstein and Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in July of 2016, Gaskell worked in scientific publishing, first as an editor for Genome Biology and then for Molecular Cell, where she specialized in genome regulation, chromatin biology, systems biology, and DNA and RNA metabolism. She also engaged in outreach work to make the process of scientific publishing more transparent, particularly for trainees and new PIs. She therefore has extensive experience in life science publishing from both the subscription and open-access models. She also has run several successful international scientific meetings on topics from ubiquitin signaling to gender in science.

Gaskell holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Leeds and a B.Sc. (Hons) in biochemistry with applied molecular biology from the University of Manchester.

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January 2017