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MCB Seminar Series: Dr. David Gilmour

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Dr. David S. Gilmour, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pennsylvania State University

Host: Dr. Leighton Core

"RNA polymerase II dynamics and its enigmatic carboxy-terminal domain"

Summary: The carboxyl-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II is a nexus for controlling gene expression by associating with proteins involved in transcription, RNA processing and chromatin structure. I will present our work with Drosophila to investigate its function and results that lead us to propose that the CTD functions as a signal sequence to direct RNA polymerase II to transcription compartments.

Dr. Gilmour received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Cornell University under the direction of Dr. John T. Lis. He then did postdoctoral work at Washington University with Dr. Sarah Elgin. He joined the faculty at Penn State in 1989.

To learn more about Dr Gilmour's work view his publication at and visit his website at Seminar Link:


Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, EEB Related Events, Physiology & Neurobiology

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