Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Drew graduated from Northeastern University in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry. He then worked as a lab technician studying novel sleep-related genes using Drosophila at University of Pennsylvania/Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his MSc in Marine Affairs, with a focus on Integrated Coastal Management of organic compounds, at Xiamen University in 2011. He then pursed a PhD in Environmental Science from the City University of Hong Kong. His PhD research investigated the transgenerational impacts of estrogen exposure on the reproductive and immune fitness of marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). Specifically, he was interested in trying to explain the underlying mechanisms of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance via the germ cell line. In the Wimmer lab he will work towards identifying heritable changes in the sperm cell epigenome (DNA methylation, small RNAs and Histone modifications) of drug exposed fathers, and elucidate the mechanisms through which altered epigenetic marks may lead to aberrant phenotypes in the germ cell exposed (F1) and unexposed (F2) offspring.

Dr. Peterson's Publications