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Ashby Morrison

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    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 721-6589
    Alternate Contact
    Elyse Pierson Administrative Assistant


Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Terman Fellow Award, Hewlett Foundation (2010-2013)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research (2010-2012)
  • Pathways to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH (2009-2012)

Professional Education

Ph.D.: Baylor College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences (2004)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our research interests are to elucidate the contribution of chromatin to mechanisms that promote genomic integrity. The regulation of chromatin is a crucial component of DNA metabolism and processing in eukaryotic organisms. Chromatin-remodeling complexes, modified histones, and higher order chromatin structure are all factors influencing genome stability. We utilize an integrated approach of genetic, biochemical, and molecular techniques, in both yeast and mammalian systems, to examine the involvement of chromatin in processes that prevent genome instability and the pathogenesis of disease.




Prior Year Coursescourses of Ashby Morrison

Postdoctoral Advisees

Graeme GowansErin Schwartz

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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