Repair of broken chromosomes. Genetics and molecular biology of yeast meiotic and mitotic recombination. DNA damage responses and checkpoints. Control of recombination donor accessibility (donor preference in mating-type switching). Chromosome dynamics.
Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Genetics.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Harvard University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
2011 Genetics Society of America Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in genetics (2010)
Member, National Academy of Sciences (2010)
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for 2008/9 (2008)
NIH MERIT award (2007)
elected Secretary Genetics Society of America (2006)
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005)
Keynote Speaker, Keystone Symposium on Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Recombination (2005)
Director, Genetics Society of America (2003)
Keynote Speaker FASEB Summer Research Conference on Recombination (2003)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2001)
Giovanni Magni Lecturer, Milan, Italy (2000 - 2001)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1999)
Abraham and Etta Goodman Chair in Biology (1996)
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (1996)
Sloan Foundation Sabbatical Supplement (1990)
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (1970)
US Public Health Service Traineeship (1965 - 1969)
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (honorary) (1965)
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