Daniela Rhodes has spent all of her scientific career at the world-renowned MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. After obtaining her PhD in 1982 under the guidance of Nobel Prize winner Aaron Klug, she was appointed Group Leader in 1983, obtained tenure in 1987 and was promoted to Senior Scientist in 1994 (equivalent to Full Professor). Between 2003 and 2006 she served as Director of Studies. She has also been Visiting Professor at both “La Sapienza” in Rome and the Rockefeller University in NY, USA. She joined the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University as professor in September 2011.
She is internationally recognized for her contributions to the area of chromosome biology. She has provided fundamental insights into the packaging of DNA in chromosomes, the structure of telomeres and how specific proteins such as transcription factors recognize DNA sequences to regulate transcription.
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