Brian D. Strahl, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Institution
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address
3060 Genetic Medicine Boulevard
Campus Box 7260
City, State, Zip
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone
(919) 843-3986
E-mail
brian_strahl[at]med.unc.edu
Website
http://www.med.unc.edu/~bstrahl/
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
2004

Research

Our lab focuses on the role of histone modifications. We aim to understand how the post-translational modification of histone proteins contributes to organization and function of chromatin. To do this, we take advantage of multiple model organisms including the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Our long-term goal is to understand how the distinct types of modifications known to occur on histones contribute to a possible histone code (Strahl & Allis 2000) and to human biology and disease.