Education
Ph.D., 1982, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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
  • The Nobel path of cellular proteins.
    Eissenberg JC, Sly WS. Mo Med. (2014) 111:114-119.
  • Epigenetics: modifying the genetic blueprint.
    Eissenberg JC. Mo Med. (2014) 111:428-433.
  • Histone H3 lysine-to-methionine mutants as a paradigm to study chromatin signaling.
    Herz, H-M, Morgan M, et al. Science. (2014) 345(6200):1065-1070.
  • HP1a: A structural chormosomal protein regulating transcription.
    Eissenberg JC, Elgin SC. Trends Genet. (2014) 30(3):103-110.