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Craig L. Peterson, PhD

Research Focus - Chromatin Dynamics and Transcriptional Homeostasis

  • Investigating how chromatin structure and dynamics influence transcriptional regulation
  • Dissecting biochemical mechanisms of chromatin remodeling enzyme
  • Using genome-wide approaches to study transcriptional regulation in budding yeast
  • Delineating genome stability pathways
  • Uncovering epigenetic pathways

Representative Publication

Clapier CR, Iwasa J, Cairns BR, Peterson CL. Mechanisms of action and regulation of ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling complexes. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2017;18(7):407-422.

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  • Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH
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    Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

    UMass Medical School scientist Craig L. Peterson, PhD, has received a five-year, $4.5 million Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health for research that explores the role chromosome structure plays in regulating gene expression, DNA repair and DNA fidelity during cell division.

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