B. Franklin Pugh
Greater Philadelphia Professorship, Molecular Biology & Genetics (Begins Spring semester)
My laboratory aims to understand how all genes are regulated in human and yeast model systems. We use genome-wide approaches to study the assembly and control mechanisms of chromatin and gene regulatory proteins. From this we are developing medical diagnostics, based on the human epigenome.
Current research project:
We are mapping to near bp resolution the organization of all chromatin and gene regulatory proteins throughout the human and yeast genome.
- Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2005- 2020
- Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1998-2005
- Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1992-1998
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California-Berkeley, 1988-1991
- B.S., Biology, Cornell University, 1983
- Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987
Last book read:
“Battle Cry of Freedom,” by James McPherson
In your own time/when not working:
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Molecular Biology of DNA
What most excites you about Cornell:
The opportunity to work with talented and motivated students.
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