Professor • "Biochemistry for Kids!"
Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Taatjes lab investigates the molecular mechanisms by which the human transcription machinery functions are regulated. Proper regulation of gene expression is fundamental to every major physiological process.  Changes in gene expression patterns are hallmarks of human development and disease. Consequently, the Taatjes lab addresses fundamental questions with broad significance. Presently, the research has direct implications for heart disease and development, mental/neuronal development, cancer, diabetes, and aging.