Experts in Subject: DNA

Biology, Computational Biology, DNA, Human Evolution, Molecular Evolution

Eliot Bush

Eliot Bush, PhD, uses computational methods to study evolution, covering a range of topics from sequence analysis to modeling. One current focus is on molecular evolutionary questions related to how the nucleotide context affects the substitution process. Bush is also looking at the evolution of metabolic pathways in digital organisms that live and evolve in […]

Biology, Chemistry, Community Based Learning, DNA, Gene Therapy, HIV-AIDS

Karl Haushalter

Karl Haushalter, PhD, researches DNA repair processes. Double strand breaks or chemically modified bases in DNA arise from exposure to ionizing radiation, environmental toxins, or mistakes during DNA replication. DNA repair enzymes scan the genome and fix DNA damage to maintain genomic integrity.  Studying the details of DNA repair provides an entry point into understanding the […]