Wassily Kandisnky,  Stars,  1938

Wassily Kandisnky, Stars, 1938


Selected Coursework

Advanced Microscopy





Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Cell Biology

Ecology and Evolution

Eukaryotic Gene Expression


General and Organic Chemistry


Human Anatomy

Human Physiology




Synthetic Biology


Patrick Grady, PhD

Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. Molecular Biology - 2015

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Doctoral Thesis:

“Epigenome control by chromatin modifiers: roles for histone H3 lysine modifiers in the regulation of repetitive elements”

Advisor: Hugh P. Cam.  


B.S. Biology - 2009

Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN.

Undergraduate Thesis:

“Intron splicing in Lactococcus lactis.”

Advisor:  Joanna Klein.


Honors and Awards

2015 Boston College Travel Award to attend the 8th International Fission Yeast Meeting in Kobe, Japan

2011 Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College


Teaching experience

Introduction to Molecular Biology. 2009-2015

Introduction to Genomics. 2011-2015

Genetics and Genomics. 2015

Ecology and Evolution. 2010-2011

Private Tutor - AP Biology, Biochemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Calculus 2010-2015


Selected Technical Skills

Molecular Biology:

Recombinant DNA techniques, nucleic acid purification and sequence analysis, PCR, RT-qPCR, fluorescence in situ hybridization, chromatin immunoprecipitation, western blotting.


Cell Biology:

Fluorescence/ laser confocal microscopy, cell culture, construction and maintenance of mutant yeast and bacterial strains, bacterial transformation, genotyping.


Written and verbal communication:

Excellent written communicator with experience in formal scientific writing and the review of primary literature. Confident speaker experienced in departmental and international research presentations.



Course design, lecture design, assessment design, oversee laboratory research projects, oversee review sessions, one-on-one advising, course management, lead discussions, manage undergraduate teaching assistants.


Computer skills:

Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel, Powerpoint, R/Bioconductor, SPSS, use of scientific databases, bibliographic and citation management software, genome browsers, sequence alignment and analysis tools, BLAST, Primer3, Fiji.



Jovan Cejovic, Jelena Radenkovic, Vladimir Mladenovic, Adam Stanojevic, Milica Miletic, Stevan Radanovic, Dragan Bajcic, Dragan Djordjevic, Filip Jelic, Milos Nesic, Jessica Lau, Patrick Grady, Nick Groves-Kirkby, Deniz Kural, Brandi Davis-Dusenbery. Using Semantic Web technologies to enable cancer genomics discovery at petabyte scale. Cancer Informatics. Submitted for publication, 2017.


Heather Murtona, Patrick Grady, Tsun Ho Chan, Hugh Cam, Simon Whitehall. Restriction of retrotransposon mobilization by transcriptional silencing and higher order chromatin organization. Genetics, August 1, 2016. vol. 203 no. 4 1669-1678


David Lorenz, Lauren Meyer, Patrick Grady, Michelle Meyer, Hugh Cam. Heterochromatin assembly and transcriptome repression by Set1 in coordination with a class II histone deacetylase. eLife 3, e04506 December 2014


Irina Mikheyeva, Patrick Grady, Fiona Tamburini, David Lorenz, Hugh Cam. Multifaceted genome control by Set1 dependent and independent of H3K4 methylation and the Set1C/COMPASS complex. PLOS Genetics, 2014 Oct 30;10(10):e1004740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004740.