Prof. Eric Selker Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, USA

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Prof. Selker received his PhD from Stanford University in 1981 and did research in Germany and Wisconsin before joining the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon as an Assistant Professor in 1985. He was appointed Professor of Biology in 1997. His group is interested in how the eukaryotic genome... read moreis structured, how it functions and how it changes. They discovered the first known homology-dependent genome defense system (RIP) and are known for their elucidation of the control and function of DNA methylation in Neurospora. The Selker laboratory currently focuses primarily on mechanisms of gene silencing that involve alternative states of chromatin.