Sheila Teves

Dr. Sheila Teves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia. She received her Ph.D from the University of Washington in Seattle and trained with Dr. Steven Henikoff where she gained expertise in genomics analysis while exploring how nucleosomes impact transcription and vice versa. As a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Robert Tjian’s lab at the University of California Berkeley, she studied how transcription programs are maintained and regulated during the cell cycle.

Through a combination of biochemistry, gene editing, and single molecule live-cell imaging, this work exposed a key technological limitation that challenged twenty years of literature in the field of mitotic bookmarking. Since starting her own independent group in July of 2018, her research program has centered on how embryonic stem cells ‘remember’ their identity and function through transcriptional memory and plasticity. Her research program uniquely combines large-scale, high-throughput data from genomics with single-molecule dynamics and high temporal resolution of live-cell imaging.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Teves, please see Teves Lab.