Frank Pugh

Greater Philadelphia Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics


From Cornell, to UW-Madison, to Cal-Berkeley, then Penn State, and back to Cornell, Frank Pugh has been training academic scientist to decipher molecular mechanisms by which genes are controlled.


  1. Gallego LD, Schneider M, Mittal C, Polyansky AA, Romanauska A, Gudino-Carillo RM, Schubert T, Zagrovic B, Pugh, BF, Kohler, A. (2020) Liquid-liquid phase separation directs ubiquitination of gene body nucleosomes. Nature 579, 592-597. PMID: 32214243
  2. Rossi MJ, Lai WKM, Pugh BF. (2018) Simplified ChIP-exo assays. Nat Commun. 9:2842-54.  PMID: 30030442
  3. Lai, W. K. & Pugh, B. F. (2017). Genome-wide uniformity of human ‘open’ pre-initiation complexes. Genome Res 27, 15-26PMID: 27927716
  4. Rhee, H-S., Bataille, A. R., Zhang, L., and Pugh, B.F. (2014) Subnucleosomal Structures and Nucleosome Asymmetry Across a Genome. Cell 159, 1377-1388. PMID: 25480300

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