Sean Burgess, PhD

Sean Burgess

Position Title
Professor

Unit
Molecular & Cellular Biology

Bio

Sean Burgess, PhD is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and studies how DNA double-strand break repair and recombination-associated checkpoint pathways intersect to promote dynamic chromosome reorganization events. Budding yeast is used as a model organism, taking advantage of the combined power of genetics, molecular biology and live-cell imaging to discover novel functional interactions between these two pathways that contain central tumor suppressor proteins and actionable drug targets.