Jeff Sekelsky

PhD, Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics

PhD
Professor; Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Genetics

Area of interest

We study mechanisms of DNA repair, especially double-strand break and gap repair, and genetic recombination. Our studies include both induced and spontaneous damage, and recombination in proliferating cells as well as in meiosis. Our research has applications to understanding genome instability in normal and tumor cells, as well as in designing CRISPR/Cas genome engineering strategies.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
  • Glenn Foundation Award for Research into Biological Mechanisms of Aging, 2008-2010
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar, 2005-2009
  • Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award, 2000-2004

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