Joel Eissenberg, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of gene activation and gene silencing as well as aspects of transcriptional regulation using

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Research Interests

Research in my lab concerns four aspects of transcriptional regulation: histone biotinylation and gene expression; transcriptional activation and chromatin remodeling; RNA polymerase elongation factors and gene regulation; and heterochromatin and gene regulation. We use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model to study mechanisms of gene activation and gene silencing.

Recent Publications

More than Meets the Eye: Eye Color and Alcoholism
Eissenberg JC

Tying up loose ends: telomeres, genomic instability and lamins
Gonzalo S and Eissenberg JC

Different Pathways to the Lysosome: Sorting out Alternatives
Hasanagic M, Waheed A and Eissenberg JC

The lysosomal enzyme receptor protein (LERP) is not essential, but is implicated in lysosomal function in Drosophila melanogaster
Hasanagic M, van Meel E, Luan S, Aurora R, Kornfeld S and Eissenberg JC

Epigenetics: modifying the genetic blueprint
Eissenberg JC

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology