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September 2017: Katie successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Bilotti! We wish Katie well as she begins a postdoctoral position at New England Biolabs.
September 2017: Undergraduates Raadhika Kher '19 and
Tracy Du '20 join the lab.
August 2017: Katie, Erin, and Chuxuan's manuscript was accepted at DNA Repair. Congrats! [link]
August 2017: Mary Tarantino joins the lab as an MD/PhD student from the MCB department. Welcome (back) to the lab!
May 2017: Alex and Katie were recognized with departmental awards! Alex received the Organic Chemistry Award and Katie received the Elaine Chase Award for Leadership and Service for her extraordinary leadership and service contributions to the department and University. 
March 2017: We wish Eric well as he begins his position as a Process Chemist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals!
March 2017: Eric's research is featured on the cover of the March 17, 2017 issue of ACS Chemical Biology. [link]
February 2017: Chuxuan attended the Mammalian DNA Repair Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA and received travel support from the Department of Chemistry and the Graduate School.
January 2017: Eric's paper on glycosylase activity in nucleosomes is accepted for publication at ACS Chemical Biology. [link]
January 2017: Paul Caffrey joins the lab as a chemistry graduate student. Welcome to the lab!
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Research in the Delaney laboratory aims to understand the biological consequences of DNA damage. Using the methods and tools of biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology we probe the effects of DNA damage from the molecular to the cellular level. We exploit our abilities to synthesize modified DNA nucleobases and study their properties within well-defined systems. We are particularly interested in the role of packaging of DNA into chromatin and how that packaging influences repair of DNA damage.