Collaboration is an important part of science. We value our collaborators and affiliates because they provide unique perspectives and help us extend our impact.
The Gerton lab has contributed extensively to the international effort to completely assemble human chromosomes from telomere-to-telomere, providing anew resource to broaden our understanding of the human genome and variation.
Dr. Gerton initiated a biennial symposium with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in 2017 on Emerging Roles of the Nucleolus, based on a desire to have a forum for researchers to come together to share their insights on nucleolar function.
Dr. Gerton has a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Francesca Duncan at the Center for Reproductive Science at Northwestern University to discover the molecular roots of female reproductive aging.
Dr. Gerton’s long-standing interest in the genome maintenance factor cohesin has led to her enduring affiliation with the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation via service on the Research Committee, Clinical Advisory Board, and Board of Directors. The Gerton lab is recognized by the CdLS Foundation as a Center of Excellence for research on cohesinopathies.
Dr. Gerton has been a member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center since 2016 due to shared interest in how genome instability impacts cancer biology.

Dr. Gerton is collaborating with researchers at Children’s Mercy to understand how genome instability impacts pediatric cancer.

Dr. Gerton is collaborating with researchers at Newcastle University to understand genome instability events in primary cancer samples.