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Jeff Sekelsky

Professor of Biology
B.A. University of Wisconsin (1984)
Ph.D. Harvard University (1993)


Research Interests

My first exposure to research was as an undergraduate (then research tech) in the lab of Julius Adler and the University of Wisconsin, where I studied chemotaxis in E. coli. When I rotated in Bill Gelbart's lab at Harvard, I became interested in chromosome structure and behavior and fell in love with Drosophila genetics. My thesis project revolved around the phenomenon transvection, which is a genetic interaction that is dependent on chromosome pairing. I carried these interests to my postdoctoral studies in Scott Hawley's lab at UC Davis, where I began to study mechanisms of meiotic recombination. I have continued these investigations in my own lab and expanded to study mechanisms of mitotic recombination and related questions.

Publications

Please see the Publications page.

Award and Honors