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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The Dirk Remus Lab

Dirk Remus, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Molecular biologist Dirk Remus investigates mechanisms of DNA replication in eukaryotic cells.


PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Lab Members


  • Devbhandari S, Jiang J, Kumar C, Whitehouse I, and Remus D. Chromatin constrains the initiation and elongation of DNA replication. Molecular Cell (2016), in press.
  • Gros J, Kumar C, Lynch G, Yadav T, Whitehouse I, Remus D. Post-licensing specification of eukaryotic replication origins by facilitated Mcm2-7 sliding along DNA. Molecular Cell 60 (2015), pp. 797-807.
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Selected Achievements

  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Young Investigator Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2011)
  • Long-Term Fellow, EMBO (2006)

Career Opportunities

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