Songtao Jia Interviewed by Columbia News

June 06, 2024

Professor Songtao Jia studies epigenetic inheritance—traits that are not carried on DNA, but nevertheless are passed down from one generation to the next. In a recent study featured on the cover of Genes & Development, he and Dr. Zhiguo Zhang from the Institute of Cancer Genetics revealed important insights into this fascinating form of inheritance.

Columbia News recently talked with Jia about the new paper, how understanding epigenetics could offer keys to treating disease, and how he passes his time when he isn’t in the lab.

Read the full interview with Columbia News here.