Washington State University, School of Molecular Biosciences, USA
Dr. Weihang Chai is presently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University and she received her Ph.D. from Cornell Universityin 1999.
Cellular and Molecular mechanisms underlying the maintenance of telomere integrity. Research Summary Telomeres are special chromatin structures at chromosome ends that are essential for genomic stability, and play critical roles in aging and tumorigenesis. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanism underlying telomere maintenance, specifically on how DNA replication/repair factors maintain telomere stability, as well as understanding the diseases associated with telomere dysfunction.