Anita H. Corbett

Emory University, USA

Anita H. Corbett obtained the undergraduate degree in chemistry/biochemistry from Colgate University in New York where the undergraduate research focused primarily on enzyme kinetics. She then moved to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn, to attend graduate school in biochemistry. She worked with Dr. Neil Osheroff on the mechanism of action of topoisomerase II and completed the Ph.D. degree in 1992. She then moved to Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School for postdoctoral work. This work was done in Dr. Pam Silver's lab where she was introduced to the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system, which she used to study macromolecular movement into and out of the cell nucleus. In 1997, she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Her research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying nuclear protein import and mRNA processing and export. They use a variety of techniques ranging from yeast genetic to biophysics and structural biology. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and also serves as Director of the Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program.

Biography Updated on 25 November 2007

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