Sebastián Chávez works currently as a Full Professor of genetics at the University of Seville, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Photosynthesis and Plant Biology (CSIC), working on molecular biology of cyanobacteria, and he began studying gene expression in the Laboratory of Miguel Beato, at the Philipps Universität of Marburg, Germany, investigating the interplay between nucleosome positioning and gene regulation of the mouse mammary tumor virus. He joined the Laboratory of Andrés Aguilera, where he started to elucidate the connections between transcription elongation and genome stability in yeast and discovered the THO complex, prior his return to the University of Seville. His research is currently focused on the mechanism regulating transcription elongation and the connections of this process to other cell events.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011