Professor Bruce William Stillman

Professor Bruce William Stillman

Bruce William Stillman

Elected in 2012

Short citation at year of election

Bruce Stillman is internationally recognized as the leader in the fields of DNA replication and chromatin inheritance. He discovered many of the DNA replication proteins that copy the genomes of eukaryotic cells and discovered the Origin Recognition Complex that initiates the process of duplicating chromosomes at origins of DNA replication. These studies led to a deep understanding of how chromosome duplication is regulated. He also discovered Chromatin Assembly Factor-1 that assembles histones onto the newly replicated DNA to form chromatin. He advises a number of Australian universities and research institutes and has an ongoing collaboration with a Sydney-based biotechnology company. 

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