Benjamin Altheimer

Benjamin Altheimer

7th Year Graduate Student in Biophysics
Benjamin Altheimer

I am studying chromatin remodelers, which are proteins that move nucleosomes along DNA. These proteins maintain and change chromatin structure, affecting DNA packaging and gene expression. Using in vitro fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays and other approaches, I hope to improve our mechanistic understanding of these important proteins. Outside of lab, I enjoy rock climbing.

Contact Information

Laboratory of Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
12 Oxford Street, Naito Bldg, 034,
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617 384-9078