Research Undertaken in the Firth/Skurray Molecular Genetics Lab Published in Nature

20 January 2008

Research undertaken in the Firth/SkurrayMolecular Genetics Lab by PhD student Anthony Brzoska and postdoctoral fellow Slade Jensen, in collaboration with colleagues in the laboratory of Maria Schumacher from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been published in Nature. The paper concerns a DNA partitioning mechanism from the drug resistant bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus ("Golden staph"), which serves as a model system for a process fundamental to all living things, the movement of DNA in dividing cells to achieve faithful inheritance of genetic information.