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Joyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Non-aligned member

Affiliated leadership roles

Vice chair for education, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine


PhD, Wesleyan University (1987)

Research description

The laboratory is interested in the developmental regulation of genes and in increasing gamma-globin as a strategy to treat sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia. Our lab is examining the roles of various DNA-binding proteins in repressing the gamma-globin gene in adult erythroid cells. Inhibiting these repressors could increase gamma-globin. Much of my current work stems from training the next generation of scientists, especially those from diverse backgrounds. I am PI on three NIH/NIGMS research training grants, which provide research opportunities for undergraduates, postbaccalaureate scholars, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. Many of the 30+ trainees work on cancer-related research.

Disease focus of research

Hematologic Malignancies

Research keywords

Epigenetics,Molecular medicine,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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