Professor at The University of Kansas Medical Center
Dr. Julia Zeitlinger’s long-term research goal is to understand and predict gene regulation based on DNA sequence information and genome-wide experimental data. Using Drosophila development as model system, she discovered that paused RNA polymerase II is frequently found at developmental control genes and is recruited over developmental time to prepare genes for activation. She also studies enhancer regulation and has used an evolutionary approach to dissect combinatorial control. She obtained her Ph.D. at EMBL in Germany, trained with Rick Young at Whitehead/MIT and is currently an Investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center.