Postdoctoral Research Associate
Curtis began his scientific career working as an undergraduate laboratory assistant while earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Oklahoma State University. He went on to obtain his PhD in Ivan D’Orso’s lab at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, where his work focused on identifying factors that regulate transcriptional pausing in colorectal cancer cells. Curtis joined the lab in April 2020 and is currently developing new technologies that will allow for better understanding of how the cis-regulatory code influences transcription factor binding during development of the mouse embryo. When not in the lab, Curtis enjoys rooting for his favorite baseball and football teams and trying new restaurants.