James Kadonaga received his S.B. in Chemistry at MIT, and performed his Ph.D. research in Chemistry with Jeremy R. Knowles at Harvard University. Jim was then a postdoctoral associate with Robert Tjian at UC Berkeley. Jim moved to UCSD in 1988 and served as the Chair of the Section of Molecular Biology from 2003 to 2007. In 2012, he received the UCSD Chancellor's Associates Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering. His current research involves the analysis of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation as well as chromatin assembly and dynamics. Jim is presently a Distinguished Professor in the Section of Molecular Biology, and serves as the Chair of the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences.
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