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Laura Burrack


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Molecular Cell Biology/Genetics

I am interested in how organisms, particularly microorganisms and cancer cells, balance genome stability with adaptation to stress. In the Burrack lab, our goal is to understand how chromosome segregation occurs and how this process can be altered to allow the cell to adapt to changing conditions. My research is particularly focused on understanding how flexibility in the size and position of centromeres and kinetochores contributes to control of genome stability using the yeast Candida albicans as a model system.

Campus Phone: 
(641) 269-4695


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On-Campus Address: 
Science 1202
United States
Education / Degrees: 
B.A. - Macalester College Ph.D. - Harvard University, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Post-doctoral fellowship - University of Minnesota, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Courses Taught: 
BIO251: Molecules, Cells and Organisms (Fall 2013) BIO380: Molecular Biology (Spring 2014)
Primary Academic Interest: 
Understanding how cells faithfully segregate their DNA during cell division and how they adapt these processes in response to changes they encounter.
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