David Jeruzalmi


Main Affiliation

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Faculty Senate

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Chemistry


Center for Discovery and Innovation



David Jeruzalmi


Ph.D.  1994  Yale University

M. Phil  1989 Yale University

B. S.  1987  University of Cincinnati

Courses Taught

Chem A8000: Journey to the Center of the Cell

Chem B9800: Biochemistry Seminar

Chem 87901: Molecular Biophysics (at Graduate Center)

Research Interests

Biochemistry/Structural Biology/Biophysics

The faithful transmission of genetic information is an important biological imperative. To carry out this function, organisms have evolved processes to replicate their genomes and defend them from attack. We study two important mechanisms associated with these processes, DNA replication and nucleotide excision repair. My group applies X-ray crystallography, supplemented with electron microscopy, to understand these long-standing problems in DNA biology. We also use biochemical studies to inform these approaches and follow up on the resulting insights.