Hume Stroud is an assistant professor at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. He received his doctoral training in the laboratory of Steve Jacobsen at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work focused on the regulation of DNA replication and transposon silencing in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. For his postdoctoral training, Stroud went on to join the laboratory of Michael Greenberg at Harvard Medical School, where he utilized genomic approaches to understand the regulation and function of DNA methylation in neurons in the developing brain. Now, Stroud plans to study the unique regulation of DNMT3A in neurons and to test whether neurological disorders caused by mutations in DNMT3A are reversible.