Experts on gene expression
Gene expression is the process by which information coded in a cell’s DNA is converted into functional products—most often the proteins needed for all aspects of life. Among other topics, scientists who study gene expression are interested in how the process is regulated by cells, what happens when gene expression goes wrong, and how gene expression can be hijacked by disease-causing bacteria and viruses. WPI experts on gene expression can speak on gene expression’s role in cell division in tumors and in infectious diseases like tuberculosis, how changes in gene expression help some bacteria survive stressful conditions, and gene expression in synthetic biology.
Professor Dominko's research focuses on stem cell biology, nuclear reprogramming and gene expression, epigenetics, regenerative biology and stem cell niche. Her lab investigates the molecular basis of phenotype switching... Read More
Professor Farny is a broadly trained cell and molecular biologist with an interest in the emerging field of synthetic biology. She is currently integrating these interests to pursue research in two key areas: 1) Using... Read More
Much of Professor Shell's research centers around tuberculosis. She studies the stress response mechanisms that allow mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis to survive the conditions encountered during human... Read More