Charles Breeze, Ph.D.
Charles Breeze, Ph.D., joined the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) in 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Breeze received his Ph.D. in computational epigenetics and genomics from University College London, where he was an EU Marie Curie predoctoral fellow. He has worked for other leading institutions including the University of Oxford, the European Bioinformatics Institute, and the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Seattle, Washington, where he led integrative analysis and generation of reference mouse ENCODE data. Dr. Breeze has developed several bioinformatics software tools including eFORGE and FORGE2 for the analysis of epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) data, respectively.
In OEEB, he is focusing on GWAS and EWAS, under the mentorship of Sonja Berndt, Pharm.D., Ph.D., senior investigator.
In 2022, Dr. Breeze and colleague Jongeun Rhee, Sc.D., M.S., research fellow in OEEB, received the DCEG Cancer Health Disparities Research Award for their proposal of renal cell carcinoma study.