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Stephen M. Fuchs, Principal Investigator

My research group is broadly focused understanding how protein structure relates to protein function. We address diverse questions using a broad spectrum of approaches from classical genetics to synthetic chemistry. Our goal is to understand biological phenomena, in order to translate our findings into new materials, therapeutics, or diagnostic tools.

Current work in the lab is exploring:

  • Post-translational modifications of histones
  • Regulator mechanisms the control the activity of RNA polymerase II
  • Epigenetic inheritance of histone modifications
  • Regulation of repetitive protein function