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Jill Schumacher, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests 

  • Cell cycle 
  • C. elegans
  • mitotic kinases

My laboratory is using C. elegans as a model system to study chromosome and spindle dynamics during the meiotic and mitotic cell cycles. Using a powerful combination of forward and reverse genetics, live and fixed-cell imaging and biochemistry, we are deciphering how several mitotic kinases and their substrates are coordinately integrated to promote timely and accurate chromosome segregation during each cell division.  

Contact Information

Phone: 713-834-6331


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