Douglas M. Ruden

Wayne State University, USA

Douglas M. Ruden has a career-long interest in understanding the effects of environmental stress on gene expression and development. When he was an undergraduate at Caltech, He worked in the laboratories of Ed Lewis, Eric Davidson, and Carl Parker. He continued his research with transcription factors as a graduate student at Harvard in Mark Ptashne’s laboratory, where he conducted molecular studies on GAL4. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Herbert Jackle’s laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany. In 1994, he joined the Faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) as an Assistant Professor, where he began his epigenetic studies. In 2000, he was promoted to Associate Professor after moving to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (Department of Environmental Health Sciences), where he expanded his epigenetic studies to environmental toxicity. In August 2006, he moved his laboratory to the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at Wayne State University, where he became the Director of Epigenomics and obtained a joint appointment at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the C. S. Mott Center. He works as a Scientist who holds international reputation.

Biography Updated on 8 December 2011

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