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Susan Gerbi

Susan Gerbi

Professor of Biology and George Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry

Department: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry

Phone: +1 401 863 2359

Email: Susan_Gerbi@Brown.EDU

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185 Meeting St. Sidney Frank Hall, Rm 260 - 863-2359

Research Summary

Tools of molecular biology allow us to analyze the structure, function, and evolution of eukaryotic nucleic acids. Currently, there are two main projects in which we are involved: DNA Replication and Ribosomal RNA.

Past or Present Projects Available:

DNA puff amplification in the fly sciara: a path to understanding re-replication control; Role of the Ecdysone hormone receptor in DNA amplification in the fungus fly Sciara coprophila; RPL 32 in cell cycle control; Conserved nucleotide elements in eukaryotic ribosomal RNA; Zinc-finger nuclease-mediated homologous recombination; The identification and characterization of conserved nucleotide elements in ribosomal RNA; An analysis of Eukaryotic Ribosomal protein L32 and Ribosomal RNA in Ribosome Biogenesis and cell cycle control; Steroid hormone regulation of DNA amplification in human breast cancer; Identifying and Quantifying Conserved Nucleotide Elements (CNEs) in Eukaryotic 18S Ribosomal RNA; Sequencing and Origin Mapping of II/2B Locus in Sciara coprophila