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Gheorghe Chistol receives NSF CAREER Award

Gheorghe Chistol receives NSF CAREER Award

The NSF awards this grant to support early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Chistol’s CAREER Award proposal is titled “Dissecting the Mechanism of Replication Initiation in Vertebrates via Single Molecule Imaging” and centers investigation of the earliest stages of DNA replication in vertebrates. Chistol plans to use single-molecule imaging to peer into the mysterious starting site of DNA replication and detail which proteins are involved. This project also aims to support training opportunities in biotechnology for high school students. Chistol is faculty in the School of Medicine and a member of Stanford Bio-X.

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