Professor Richard Meehan

Group Leader


RM is a genetics graduate of TCD (Dublin) and has been studying DNA methylation dynamics for over 25 years. Research landmarks include the identification of methyl-CpG binding proteins (MeCP1 and MeCP2), non-catalytic roles for DNMT1 and alternate hypotheses regarding DNA methylation reprogramming in development and disease states. He is currently a Professor at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh and investigating how 5-hydroxymethylcytosine profiling can be used as a cell identifier.


Bachelor of Science, Trinity College Dublin Doctor in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh Molecular Genetic Analysis of Hepatic Cytochrome P-450s.