What We Do
The Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology Research Program focuses on basic biological processes that control cell growth and cell division. Researchers within this program use cutting edge technologies in molecular biology, genetics, and advanced microscopy to investigate the factors that regulate genome stability in experimental systems such as budding yeast, Xenopus laevis, mouse, zebrafish, and cultured mammalian cells.
The contributions made by members of CCCB in illuminating the normal pathways of cell division and the malfunctions that lead to chromosome abnormalities have important implications for human diseases including birth defects and cancer.
The members of CCCB place strong emphasis on research training of students and postdoctoral fellows.
Sarkar R, Petrushenko ZM, Dawson DS, Rybenkov VV. Ycs4 Subunit of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Condensin Binds DNA and Modulates the Enzyme Turnover. Biochemistry, 2021 November, PMID: 34723504
Wittig KA, Sansam CG, Noble TD, Goins D, Sansam CL. The CRL4DTL E3 ligase induces degradation of the DNA replication initiation factor TICRR/TRESLIN specifically during S phase. Nucleic Acids Res, 2021 September, PMID: 34534348, PMCID: PMC8501952
Meyer RE, Tipton AR, LaVictoire R, Gorbsky GJ, Dawson DS. Mps1 promotes poleward chromosome movements in meiotic prometaphase. Mol Biol Cell:mbcE20080525T, 2021 March, PMID: 33788584, PMCID: PMC8101486
Lee CY, Bisig CG, Conrad MN, Ditamo Y, Previato de Almeida L, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Telomere-led meiotic chromosome movements: recent update in structure and function. Nucleus, 2020 May, PMID: 32412326, PMCID: PMC7781623
Sapkota H, Wren JD, Gorbsky GJ. Chondrosarcoma-associated gene 1 (CSAG1) maintains the integrity of the mitotic centrosome in cells with defective p53. J Cell Sci, 2020 April, PMID: 32295846, PMCID: PMC7272337
Lee CY, Bisig CG, Conrad MM, Ditamo Y, Previato de Almeida L, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Extranuclear Structural Components that Mediate Dynamic Chromosome Movements in Yeast Meiosis. Curr Biol, 2020 February, PMID: 32059771, PMCID: PMC7181386
Gary J. Gorbsky, Ph.D.
WH and Betty Phelps Chair in Developmental Biology
Chair, Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
825 NE 13th Street, MS 48
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-8168
Fax: (405) 271-7312