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Prescott Deininger

Tulane University
United States of America


Dr. Deininger received his A.B. in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1973. He then carried out doctoral studies with Dr. Carl Schmid at the University of California at Davis on the sequence organization of the human genome, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1978. He carried out postdoctoral studies with Dr. Theodore Friedmann at UC at San Diego working on sequencing the polyoma genome, followed by a year with Dr. Frederic Sanger at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England studying EBV. In 1981 he took a faculty position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Medical Center where he reached the rank of professor in 1990. He spent a year on sabbatical in 1989 with Dr. Charles Stiles at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Medicine. He also served as the Founding Director of the Laboratory of Molecular genetics at the Ochsner Medical Foundation.

Research Interest

Tulane Cancer Center Program Member Genetic instability in the human genome

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