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Kristen Johansen

Kristen Johansen

Position
  • Roy J. Carver Professor and Department Chair of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Recent advances in probing the nucleus have made it clear that nuclear organization is far more complex and ordered than had earlier been appreciated, and that it plays a major role in cell function including gene expression and cell division. Our research is directed towards identifying the molecules defining such nuclear organization, as well as the signal transduction pathways regulating cell cycle-specific changes. Using Drosophila as a model system, a combination of molecular and genetic approaches are being used to analyze genes involved in these processes.

Contact Info

1210 Molecular Bio
2437 Pammel Dr.
Ames
,
IA
50011-1079

Education

  • B.A., Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 1989

More Information

Area of Expertise: Regulation of nuclear organization and function