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Dr Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor
College Research Associate
SpecialisationBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research interestsIn every cell division, genomic DNA, which encodes instructions for cellular function, must be completely and accurately duplicated, allowing each daughter cell to inherit a copy. However, DNA is constantly damaged in a variety of ways, which can slow or terminate the progress of the DNA replication machinery. A range of replication-associated molecular pathways facilitate completion of faithful DNA replication under stressed conditions to prevent mutations and chromosome rearrangements. My primary research interest is in understanding how cells respond to DNA replication challenges and how different replication stress response pathways are regulated. My research takes advantage of a combination of biochemistry, biophysics and genetics from different eukaryotic model systems to address these questions.