Welcome to the Jinks-Robertson Lab!
Congratulations Dr. Sue Jinks-Robertson!
2019 Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Research Interests of the Jinks-Robertson Lab
DNA repair and surveillance mechanisms are essential for the maintenance of eukaryotic genome integrity. In humans, these mechanisms protect somatic tissue from the accumulation of the genetic changes associated with cancer and ensure that the informational content is stably transmitted from one generation to the next. The Jinks-Robertson laboratory uses the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and the human fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, as model genetic systems to examine the regulation of mitotic/somatic eukaryotic genome stability.