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Robert G. Roeder Ph.D.

The Rockefeller University | Professor
2003 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Main Research Fields

Gene expression is controlled primarily at the level of transcription, the process by which genes are copied into RNA before being translated into proteins. A central question in biology is how the transcription of the human genome’s approximately 25,000 genes is regulated in a gene- and cell type-specific manner. Roeder studies the transcription factors, including epigenetic factors, and underlying mechanisms involved in this regulation.