Dale Dorsett, Ph.D.
Chromosome structure control of gene expression during development using Drosophila molecular genetics and elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of Cornelia de Lange syndrome.
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Ph.D., 1980, University of Tennessee Oakridge National Laboratory
We use Drosophila molecular genetics to understand how chromosome structure controls gene expression during development. Our studies have shed light on the molecular mechanisms of Cornelia de Lange syndrome, which causes diverse developmental deficits in humans.
- What fruit flies can tell us about human birth defects.
Dorsett D. Mo Med. (2013) 110(4):309-313.
- The Drosophila enhancer of split gene complex: Architecture and coordinate regulation by Notch, Cohesion, and Polycomb group proteins.
Schaaf CA, Misulovin Z, et al. G3 (Bethesda). (2013) 3(10):1785-1794.
- Cohesin and polycomb proteins functionally interact to control transcription at silenced and active genes.
Schaaf CA, Misulovin Z, et al. PLoS Genet. (2013) 9(6):e1003560.
- Genome-wide control of RNA polymerase II activity by cohesion.
Schaaf CA, Kwak A, et al. PLoS Genet. (2013) 9(3):e1003382.
- Cohesin at active genes: A unifying theme for cohesion and gene expression from model organisms to humans.
Dorsett D, Merkenschlager M. Curr Opin Cell Biol. (2013) 25(3):327-333.
- Wap1 antagonizes cohesin binding and promotes Polycomb-group silencing in Drosophila.
Cunningham MD, Gause M, et al. Development. (2012) 139(22):4172-9.
- The Drosophila MI-2 chromatin-remodeling factor regulates higher-order chromatin structure and cohesin dynamics in vivo.
Fasulo B, Deuring R, et al. PLoS Genet. (2012) 8(8):e1002878.
- The ancient and evolving roles of cohesin in gene expression and DNA repair.
Dorsett D, Strom L. Curr Biol. (2012) 22(7):R240-R250.