David Taylor, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
University of California, Berkeley
September 14, 2016
Double-stranded DNA in cells provides the blueprint for all cellular functions. When it breaks in response to damage inflicted by chemicals, UV radiation, or other factors, cellular DNA-repair machinery jumps into action. But these repair mechanisms are strained when both strands of a molecule of DNA break at the same time.
Learning how those double-stranded breaks are repaired in normal cells and how defects in repair lead to cancer is the goal of a new faculty member in the department of molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. David Taylor was recruited from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a postdoctoral fellow, with the help of a CPRIT First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT. Taylor is the co-director of the Sauer Structural Biology Laboratory.