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Waksman Institute

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


The main focus of our research is on the regulation of transcription in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Specifically, we are investigating how different regulatory proteins interact to control gene expression and how these interactions influence the regulatory function of the proteins. We have chosen three systems to study this problem:

1) Examining the mechanism of repression by the yeast Mata2 protein, a cell-type specific repressor involved in mating-type regulation;

2) Investigating factors involved in the regulation of transcription at the middle stages of meiosis.

3) Investigate the role of the PRY genes, homologs of plant pathogen defense genes, in yeast


Waksman Institute
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Graduate Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Created 12/28/03 Last updated 9/10/04