Susan M. Parkhurst, Ph.D.

Title
Member
Department
Division of Basic Sciences
Institution
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Address
1100 Fairview Avenue North, A1-162
P.O. Box 19024
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Phone
(206) 667-6466
E-mail
susanp[at]fhcrc.org
Website
http://labs.fhcrc.org/parkhurst/index.html
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
1992

Research

Our lab is interested in the actions of both maternally and zygotically contributed gene products that govern proper embryonic development in Drosophila. Our lab uses developmental, genetic, cell, molecular, and biochemical approaches to look at different regulatory mechanisms and pathways required for proper Drosophila embryonic development. Our current efforts are divided between studies of: (1) mechanisms of single cell and multi-cellular wound repair, (2) actin and microtubule cytoskeletal dynamics mediated by the Rho1 small GTPase, and (3) mechanisms of transcriptional repression and the rules governing cofactor recruitment.