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Catherine Weiner

Graduate Student

Lab: Winston, Fred (HMS-Genetics)

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Research

Genome instability is a hallmark of cancer and other developmental disorders. However, a complete understanding of how cells regulate and maintain genome stability is still not well understood. My current project investigates how a highly conserved chromatin regulator, namely Spt6, affects genome stability in the model organism yeast. This work will elucidate mechanisms employed by the cell to protect its genome.

Selected Publications

Hacisuleyman, E., Shukla, C. J., Weiner, C. L., & Rinn, J. L. (2016). Function and evolution of local repeats in the Firre locus. Nat Commun, 7, 11021. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11021