2004 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

The American Cancer Society has awarded a Research Scholar Grant to Dr. Amy Csink for the study "Heterochromatin, Nuclear Organization and Gene Expression"

Amy Csink Amy Csink, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, has been selected by the American Cancer Society for a 4-year, $720,000 Research Scholar Grant. Dr. Csink will continue her work in Drosophila models investigating how heterochromatin influences gene expression, gene silencing, chromosomal movement, and the organization of the interphase nucleus. Results from these studies will allow better understanding of misregulation and mislocalization of genes, processes that may be involved in cancer development.