Delaney Laboratory
November 2015: Ji's paper on incorporation of oxidized nucleotides by polymerase is published in Chem. Res. Toxicol. [link]
October 2015: Undergraduate Amy Lin '18 joins the lab. Welcome!
July 2015: Mary's paper on the DNA repair protein FEN1 is published in J. Biol. Chem.! [link]
March 2015: Elizabeth was awarded an UTRA to conduct summer research. Congratulations!
August 2014: Eric received a NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations!
June 2014: The lab attended the 13th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA at MIT.
June 2014: Erin Kennedy joins the lab as a graduate student from the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry department. Welcome to the lab!
May 2014: Kelly received two awards: the 2014 Potter Prize for a Graduate Thesis in Chemistry of Outstanding Merit and the Elaine Chase Award for Service and Leadership for her "energy, time and thought to improve the graduate school experience for fellow chemistry students and to improve essential facets of the graduate program in chemistry". Congratulations!
April 2014: Congratulations Dr. Schermerhorn! Kelly successfully defended her PhD thesis and is heading to New England Biolabs for a postdoctoral position.
Archive of past group news
Research in the Delaney laboratory aims to understand the biological consequences of DNA damage. Using the methods and tools of biochemistry, biophysics, synthetic chemistry, molecular biology, and toxicology 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 oxidative DNA damage and its contributions to cancer and neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease.