Student-invited speaker Dr. Phillip Sharp explains gene regulation
The Biological Sciences graduate students invited Dr. Phillip Sharp to present a departmental seminar on February 17, 2020. Dr. Sharp won the Albert Lasker Award in 1988 and the 1993 Nobel Prize for his discovery of RNA splicing. Dr. Sharp collaborates with biologists and physicists to explore the biophysics of gene regulation. He presented a compelling model for how phase-separated condensates of regulatory factors control this process. This work is significant because it enables a deep, functional understanding of one of the most critical and highly regulated cellular processes.