We study the biology of chromosomes broadly defined. Our work focuses on understanding the genetic and epigenetic control of chromosome organization and function. We use a combination of cell biology, biochemistry, microscopy, computation, and functional genomics in our laboratory to address questions in chromosome biology. Specifically, we are interested in the assembly and function of the centromere and kinetochore, RNA dependent regulation of chromatin epigenetic states, the function of repetitive elements in genomes and the physical organization of chromosomes.

We enjoy working with and training motivated scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment.