Dr. Yanowitz received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University for her work on sex determination and dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster. Her post-doctoral fellowship was conducted at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore, MD with Dr. Andrew Fire where she studies mesoderm fate specification in C. elegans. She then remained at the Carnegie Institution as a Staff Associate where she transitioned to study meiosis in C. elegans. She is currently a member of the Magee-Womens Research Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Obstetric,Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She continues to focus her studies on meiotic recombination and DNA damage repair and the role of chromatin factors in these processes.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012