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Michael Bustin

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Metabolism, Protein Section, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Michael Bustin received his Ph.D. from University at California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in the area of protein chemistry, in the laboratory of Drs. S. Moore and W. Stein at the Rockefeller University in New York, and in the area of immunochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, where he produced antibodies to histones and pioneered their use for studies on chromatin structure and function. His research interests center on the role of chromosomal proteins in chromatin function, gene expression, development and cancer.

Research Interest

1) Chromatin structure and function, 2) Chromatin binding proteins, 3) High mobility group (HMG) nucleosome-binding proteins, 4) Histone H1 function, 5) Analysis of genetically altered mice; 6) Chromosomal Proteins and Chromatin Function, 7) Cell Biology, 8) Chromosome Biology, 9) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

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