On Tuesday June 3, 2014, Dr. Danny Reinberg presented “Chromatin and Its Impact on Gene Expression and Cellular Memory,” to a standing-room-only crowd packed into the Price Center’s LeFrak Auditorium. The special seminar—recognizing Dr. Reinberg’s selection for the Distinguished Ph.D. Alumnus Award at Einstein’s 2014 commencement—focused on his current research involving specific histone modifications that are required for cell identity. In detailing his research, Dr. Reinberg discussed the proteins that are responsible for these modifications, how these post-translational modifications are propagated from mother to daughter cells and how they are directed to target genes.
A native of Chile, Dr. Reinberg received his doctoral degree from Einstein in 1982. Mentored by Dr. Jerard Hurwitz, he studied the role of proteins in DNA replication. He then completed his postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University, where his research was foundational to the current understanding of how RNA is synthesized.
Following his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Reinberg joined the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During this time, he again altered the focus of his research, studying when and how RNA transcription is regulated. This work led to research into understanding how nucleosomes are removed during transcription and the heritability of histone modifications.
Presently, Dr. Reinberg is a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the New York University School of Medicine, where he also is professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology. He is adjunct professor of biochemistry and of molecular biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well.
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