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Dhruba K. Chattoraj

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Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America

Dhruba K. Chattoraj

Biography

Dr. Chattoraj received his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1970 from the University of Calcutta, India, where he studied chromatin structure. As a postdoctoral associate, he studied nucleic acid-protein interactions involved in phage DNA replication and recombination at the University of Wisconsin with Dr. Ross Inman and at the University of Oregon with Dr. Frank Stahl. His current research interest is on replication and segregation of chromosomes in the bacterial cell cycle. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the President of the International Society of Plasmid Biology.

Research Interest

1) DNA-protein interactions 2) chromosome replication 3) chromosome segregation 4) bacterial cell-cycle 5) plasmid maintenance 6) protein structure-function 7) Chromosome Maintenance in Bacteria 8) Cell cycle control of V. cholerae replication 9) The chrII initiator protein, RctB, as a therapeutic target 10) Inter-chromosome communication in V. cholerae 11) Communication between replication and segregation in V. cholerae. Chromosome Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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