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Robert J. Duronio, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Member and Professor and Director of the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. Duronio Lab studies the genetic and epigenetic control of animal development, with a focus on mechanisms of gene expression that regulate progression through the cell cycle.

Associate Dean for Research
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Cell Biology

Area of Interest

My research focuses on understanding how gene expression and chromatin organization regulate cell cycle progression during animal development using genetic, cell biological, and genomic approaches in Drosophila melanogaster.

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Leadership Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
  • UNC Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, 2003
  • NSF Career Award, 2000
  • Damon Runyon Scholar Award, 1997

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