Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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TPCB Faculty

C. David Allis, PhD

Rockefeller University


PhD, 1978, Indiana University

BS, 1973, University of Cincinnati


Member, National Academy of Science

Research Topics

  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • Enzymology
    • Chemical Cell Biology

Therapeutic Areas

  • Cancer
TPCB is sad to announce the passing of Prof. C. David Allis on Jan 8, 2023. David was an exceptional scientist, colleague, and friend who will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

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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