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Christine M. Dunham, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
1510 Clifton Rd., 4027 Rollins Research Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

404.712.1756 (office)


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We study how protein synthesis is regulated using interdisciplinary approaches including structural biology (x-ray crystallography and single particle cryo-EM), biochemistry, and molecular biology. We are excited about how RNA-protein interactions and stress control the ribosome, a large macromolecular machine that produces all proteins in every living organism.

Major projects include understanding how the ribosome maintains the three nucleotide genetic code and how bacteria regulate translation in response to diverse ranges of stress.

We are interested in recruiting bright, creative and motivated students and postdoctoral fellows to join our research group. If interested, please click here.



Latest News

September 2021: New Publication in the Dunham Lab in Nucleic Acids Research.

September 2021: Christine is named a Kavli Fellow by National Academy of Sciences.

September 2021: Christine is promoted to Professor of Biochemistry.

October 2020: New Publication in the Dunham Lab in, eLife.

July 2020: New Publication in the Dunham Lab in, Proc Natl Acad Sci.

November 2019: Welcome to rotation students Julia Tanquary and Eliseo Salas!

October 2019: Congrats to Ian and Eric for their paper published in Nucleic Acids Research!

September 2019: NIH FIRST postdoctoral fellow Alexandra (Lexie) Kuzmishin Nagy joins the lab- welcome!

September 2019: Congrats to Jacob for being awarded the Lew Graduate Award in Biochemistry award for the best first year performance!

September 2019: Thank you to NIGMS for funding our research on the regulation of protein synthesis!

April 2019: We are grateful for receiving the 2018 Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences for the Best Biological Sciences Paper published in 2018!

April 2019: Congrats to Ian for his selection to give a seminar at the 2019 EMBO Toxin-Antitoxin meeting!

February 2019: Congrats to Marc, Jeff, Dongxue and Eric for their paper published in Mol Microbiol! (and we got the cover too!).

February 2019: Congrats to Ha An for her research published in JBC as an Editor’s Selection! (top 2% of papers published) Cool Ha An profile!



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