Protein Function

Select achievements include:

Richard Young

Found that the c-Myc protein acts as a pause release in gene transcription

Susan Lindquist

Determined that heat shock proteins can have profound effects on evolution in yeast

Susan Lindquist

Provided definitive evidence for protein-only inheritance

Susan Lindquist

Identified mechanisms by which prions propagate, work that is relevant for understanding conditions such as mad cow disease

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