David Spector: Coordinating gene expression in space and time

Jordan, Shawn (2016) David Spector: Coordinating gene expression in space and time. The Journal of Cell Biology, 214 (7). pp. 786-787.

URL: http://jcb.rupress.org/content/jcb/214/7/786.full....
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.2147pi

Abstract

Spector’s work focuses on the spatial organization and regulation of gene expression. Growing up in Washington Heights in New York City, David Spector’s interest in science began at a very young age. In the fifth or sixth grade, his class was part of a trial NSF program, called: “Time, Space, and Matter: Investigating the Physical World.” Instead of learning by reading materials, the goal of the program was to learn by experience and discussion. As part of this program, the students were handed a blank notebook and asked to write about what they were learning, essentially writing their own “book.” His first experience in science came around the same time, when he and his classmate Stanley Feldman built an electronic oscillator and entered the science fair. They won first prize in the Borough of Manhattan Science Fair for fifth and sixth graders and won a whopping prize of $10 each. Spector has come quite a long way since these early days as a young scientist. He now runs his own lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (spectorlab.cshl.edu), where he studies the ways in which nuclear organization impacts gene expression. We contacted him to learn more.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: educational material
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene expression
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function
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Communities: CSHL labs > Spector lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 16:12
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 16:12
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/33620

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