J. Nathan Davis

LSU Health Sciences Center, USA


J. Nathan Davis was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, in 1963. He received the B.S. degree in biology in 1985 from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and the Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. After a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Tumor Cell Biology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, he accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport in 1996 and was promoted to become an Associate Professor in 2002. His main research interests have been to interrogate cellular pathways that contribute to the malignant phenotype of cancer cells. Current studies have centered upon the biology of the transcription factor, core-binding factor (CBF), which is a heterodimeric transcription factor composed of one of three Runx proteins bound to the non-DNA binding partner CBFbeta.

Biography Updated on 14 August 2011

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