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Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
Research summary
Cardiovascular disease genetics


My research is on understanding the mechanism by which genetic variants contribute to cardiovascular diseases. Numerous genetic variants that are associated with a range of cardiovascular diseases have been identified, however, many of these are located in non-coding DNA and have no assignable target gene. I aim to investigate which genes are affected by these genetic variants, and how the variants regulate the expression of these genes.


Research areas:

  • Gene regulation
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • 3D chromatin interactions
  • Zebrafish as an animal model
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Horsfield, J., & Marsman, J. (Eds.). (2022). Chromatin: Methods and protocols: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 2458). New York, NY: Springer, 379p. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2140-0 Edited Book - Research

Marsman, J., Day, R. C., & Gimenez, G. (2022). Circular chromosome conformation capture sequencing (4C-Seq ) in primary adherent cells. In J. Horsfield & J. Marsman (Eds.), Chromatin: Methods and protocols: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 2458). (pp. 301-320). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2140-0_16 Chapter in Book - Research

Thomas, A. L., Marsman, J., Antony, J., Schierding, W., O'Sullivan, J. M., & Horsfield, J. A. (2021). Transcriptional regulation of RUNX1: An informatics analysis. Gene, 12(8), 1175. doi: 10.3390/genes12081175 Journal - Research Article

Marsman, J., Gimenez, G., Day, R. C., Horsfield, J. A., & Jones, G. T. (2020). A non-coding genetic variant associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm alters ERG gene regulation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1518), (pp. 98). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jones, G. T., Marsman, J., Bhat, B., Phillips, V. L., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Williams, M. J. A., van Rij, A. M., & McCormick, S. P. A. (2020). DNA methylation profiling identifies a high effect genetic variant for lipoprotein(a) levels. Epigenetics, 15(9), 949-958. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1739797 Journal - Research Article

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