Professor of Biochemistry and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Ph.D. in Biochemistry (University of California at San Francisco)
The Straight Group studies the process of cell division in eukaryotes focusing on the mechanisms of chromosome segregation. Their research utilizes biophysical, biochemical, microscopic and cell biological approaches in systems ranging from yeasts and flies to frogs and humans. Their goal is to understand, at a molecular level, the principles of chromosome organization and segregation that ensure genome stability during cell division and differentiation.