Kowlaski Lab group photo-2013-03Kowalczykowski Group

Kowalczykoyski Lab

Stephen Kowalczykowski's group is part of the department of microbiology and molecular genetics with a main focus in chromosome dynamics. More specifically, we do research in molecular mechanisms of genetic recombination, the biochemistry of DNA Helicases, and protein-nucleic acid interactions. Research Interests: DNA strand exchange proteins , omologous pairing, Recombination-intermediate structures, DNA helicases, DNA processing, Recombination hotspots, DNA unwinding and ATP hydrolysis, Translocation along DNA, Molecular motor mechanisms, Reconstituted in vitro reaction, Atomic force (scanning probe) microscopy, Single-molecule visualization, Equilibrium and kinetic properties, Fluorescence-based assays.