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.
Dirk Remus, PhD
Research FocusMolecular biologist Dirk Remus investigates mechanisms of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells.
EducationPhD, University of California, Berkeley
- Gros J, Devbhandari S, Remus D. Origin plasticity during budding yeast DNA replication in vitro. EMBO J. 2014 Mar 18; vol 33 no. 6: 621-636.
- Frigola J, Remus D, Mehanna A, Diffley JF. ATPase-dependent quality control of DNA replication origin licensing. Nature. 2013 Mar 21;495(7441):339-43. doi: 10.1038/nature11920. Epub 2013 Mar 10.
- Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Young Investigator Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011)
- Long-Term Fellow, EMBO (2006)