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Joel Eissenberg, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Mechanisms of gene activation and gene silencing as well as aspects of transcriptional regulation using Drosophila melanogaster.

Research Interests

Research in my lab concerns four aspects of transcriptional regulation: histone biotinylation and gene expression; transcriptional activation and chromatin remodeling; RNA polymerase elongation factors and gene regulation; and heterochromatin and gene regulation. We use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model to study mechanisms of gene activation and gene silencing.



More than Meets the Eye: Eye Color and Alcoholism
Eissenberg JC
Pubmed | Mo Med

Tying up loose ends: telomeres, genomic instability and lamins
Gonzalo S and Eissenberg JC
Pubmed | Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev.

Different Pathways to the Lysosome: Sorting out Alternatives
Hasanagic M, Waheed A and Eissenberg JC
Pubmed | Int Rev Cell Mol Biol

The lysosomal enzyme receptor protein (LERP) is not essential, but is implicated in lysosomal function in Drosophila melanogaster
Hasanagic M, van Meel E, Luan S, Aurora R, Kornfeld S and Eissenberg JC
Pubmed | Biol Open

Epigenetics: modifying the genetic blueprint
Eissenberg JC
Pubmed | Mo Med