F. Jeffrey Dilworth

Dr. Jeff Dilworth is senior scientist within the Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His research team works to understand the epigenetic mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions during muscle regeneration, and the role of DNA-bound transcription factors in directing epigenetic enzymes to specific genes for activation of cell-specific gene expression programs. Using chemical probes to target the activity of specific epigenetic enzymes, Dr. Dilworth is focused on developing therapies to improve the regenerative potential of muscle stem cells.