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Thesis Title: Single-Molecule Studies of Rad4-Rad23 Reveal a Dynamic DNA Damage Recognition Process

Graduation: June 30, 2017


Research Interests: 

Our lab studies the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway in DNA repair. Ben's thesis project looked at the mechanism of DNA damage recognition by yeast NER protein Rad4-Rad23, using single-molecule techniques such as our DNA tightrope assay with quantum dot labeled proteins, as well as atomic force microscopy (AFM).





B.A. Physics, Knox College 2008

M.S. Physics, CMU 2010

PhD Advisor: Dr. Bennet Van Houten

Current Location: postdoc in Eric Greene lab, Columbia University (New York, NY) (per Oct 2017)



Email: muwenkon{AT}