Gregory P. Copenhaver shares joint appointments as a Professor in the Department of Biology and the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences (IBGS) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. Greg’s research focuses on chromosome dynamics and the mechanisms of inheritance. He is an Associate Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UNC Center for Bioethics and the Curriculum in Genetics. Greg obtained his BS (with high distinction) from University of California Riverside in 1990 and his PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from the Washington University in St. Louis in 1996. He completed his postdoctoral studies in Genetics at The University of Chicago in 2001. He served as the Director of Graduate Studies (Biology – MCDB) at UNC for 10 years and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS Genetics. In addition, he co-founded the biotechnology company Chromatin Inc. He has also authored or co-authored numerous research papers including publications in Science, Nature, PLoS Genetics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Nature Genetics.