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TPCB Faculty

C. David Allis, PhD

Rockefeller University

Education

PhD, 1978, Indiana University

BS, 1973, University of Cincinnati

Awards

Member, National Academy of Science

Research Topics

  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • Enzymology
    • Chemical Cell Biology

Therapeutic Areas

  • Cancer

faculty_page_allis_davidAlthough every gene exists within every cell in the human body, only a small percentage of genes is activated in any given cell. To manage this genetic information efficiently, nature has evolved a sophisticated system that facilitates access to specific genes. The Allis lab studies the DNA-histone protein complex called chromatin, which packages the genetic information that exists within each cell and serves as a means of gene regulation that lies outside of the DNA itself — the basis of epigenetics.

Read more about Prof. Allis’s research on the Rockefeller website

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