Awards & Scholarships

2022 Burton Medal Biological winner

Yuan He
Northwestern University

Dr. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Northwestern University. After doing a post-doctoral training with Eva Nogales at Berkeley, California, Dr. He returned to Northwestern University as an assistant professor to set up his independent lab. His lab is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms by which large, multi-subunit complexes engage in DNA-centric processes. Current research topics include two main area: (1) how eukaryotic gene transcription is regulated at different stages and (2) how various types of DNA damage are repaired and why deficiencies in these repair pathways lead to pathology of cancer predisposition or accelerated aging.

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