Our laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells. DNA replication is the fundamental process by which all living organisms copy their DNA and preserve the integrity of their genomes between generations. In particular we are interested in the initiation of DNA replication, the first and most critically regulated step in the DNA replication cycle. We want to understand how the proteins involved in initiation coordinate their activities to direct the formation of replication forks, using budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a model for eukaryotic cells.

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Selected Achievements

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Young Investigator Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011)

Long-Term Fellow, EMBO (2006)

Pictured: Dirk Remus

At Work: Molecular Biologist Dirk Remus

Molecular biologist Dirk Remus studies how cells normally copy their DNA to better understand how the process goes wrong in cancer.