Lucia B. Rothman-Denes, PhD has been named the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and the College.
Combining genetic, biochemical, biophysical and structural approaches, her work on a bacteriophage system has yielded fundamental insights into viral-host interactions and identified new mechanisms for regulating gene expression at the transcriptional level. Her laboratory also focuses on further elucidating these viral-host interactions and exploiting them to discover new targets for antibacterials.
She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology.
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