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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Justin Blanch

PhD Student in Biology

justin blanch

Justin Blanch

PhD Student in Biology

Education: 
BS, Biology, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Research synopsis: 

I investigate a protein called polymerase theta that participates in an error-prone DNA repair pathway called alternative end-joining. Polymerase theta causes complex mutations in the genome during repair. I am interested in how the structure of polymerase theta influences its function in alternative end-joining. I am also interested in why a cell chooses alternative end-joining over more accurate forms of DNA repair.

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