Lisa Boxer

Lisa Boxer received her Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University in 2015. Her Ph.D. research in Dr. Paul Khavari’s lab focused on transcriptional regulation of epidermal differentiation.

She then performed postdoctoral research with Dr. Michael Greenberg at Harvard Medical School. As a postdoctoral fellow, she studied neuronal gene regulation by the methyl-DNA-binding protein MeCP2, mutations in which cause the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome.

Dr. Boxer joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity at the National Institutes of Health as a Stadtman Investigator in 2022. Her lab studies the role of chromatin and epigenetics in brain development, and how mutations in chromatin regulators lead to neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer.