Evan Stevens received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Brigham Young University in 2011. He is currently pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. through the University of Texas Southwestern, where is completing the doctoral portion of his degree in the Genomics and Immunity Section under the director of Dr. Casellas at the NIAMS.
Within the lab, Mr. Stevens has worked on single molecule imaging of transcription factors to investigate how a changing chromatin environment alters their dynamics and interaction with other transcriptional machinery. His current research uses an emerging technique, ATAC-Seq, to visualize chromatin architecture and accessibility in immune cells. The chromatin signatures within various immune lineages will be explored through additional studies to better understand how genomic and transcriptional regulation influence cell identity and fate.