JoAnne Engebrecht

JoAnne Engebrecht

Position Title
Professor

Unit
Molecular & Cellular Biology


Bio

Dr. Engebrecht investigates how checkpoints that monitor genome integrity are differentially regulated in the sexes and how unpaired heterogametic sex chromosomes are hidden from the checkpoint machinery using C. elegans as a model. An understanding of these processes in the genetically tractable worm system will provide insight into basic mechanisms of checkpoint control and how checkpoints are circumvented in cancer.

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