- Current faculty members utilize molecular genetics to study the biology of individual microbes and also use microbial and non-microbial models for the study of specific cellular processes, including recombination, stress responses, aging, cancer, DNA repair, and mutagenesis.
Recombination-induced chromosomal rearrangements lead to double-strand break cascade and waves of rearrangements and copy number changes, read more here
Top UC Davis graduate, Srujan Kopparapu earned 2 degrees in 3 years, took average of 21.3 units over 9 quarters; earned 60 units for summer study and helped provide health screenings, education through student-run clinic. Srujan has been an intern since his first quarter in the lab of Neil Hunter, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics who studies the most fundamental processes of how genes are shuffled and passed to the next generation. [Article]
- Multi-invasions Are Recombination Byproducts that Induce Chromosomal Rearrangements. [Heyer]
- Independent and Stochastic Action of DNA Polymerases in the Replisome. [Kowalczykowski]
- A resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome mutant operates through the target gene repertoire of the wild-type thyroid hormone receptor. [Privalsky]