John W. Sedat

University of California, San Francisco


Primary Section: 29, Biophysics and Computational Biology
Secondary Section: 22, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Membership Type: Member (elected 2009)

Research Interests

The scientific efforts are directed toward deciphering higher order chromosome structure, an unsolved problem, using Drosophila as a model system. Interestingly, those studies have required development, in collaboration with his colleague, David Agard, of several microscope systems, both optical and electron microscopic, to adequately visualize and quantitate the intricate chromosomal organization. The microscope system development continues.

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