Michael A. Trakselis was born in Aurora, Illinois, in 1973. He received his B.S. degrees in chemistry (1996) and psychology (1995) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, Michael worked at Abbott Laboratories as a Method Development Technician from 1996 to 1998. He then attended the Graduate School in the Chemistry Department at Pennsylvania State University, where he received his Ph.D. degree, working at Stephen J. Benkovic's Laboratory. From 2003 to 2006, Trakselis was a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Ron A. Laskey and Stephen D. Bell's Laboratories at the University of Cambridge and the Hutchison MRC Cancer Cell Unit. In 2006, Trakselis started his own laboratory in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently an Assistant Professor. Professor Trakselis is an American Cancer Society Research Scholar and is mainly interested in molecular mechanisms of coupled DNA replication and repair. Research in the Trakselis Laboratory resides at the interface of molecular biology, chemistry, biophysics, and cell biology.
Biography Updated on 16 August 2011