Dr. Hayes is also the Principal Investigator of the William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab. Please visit the lab site to learn more about the physics & chemistry of DNA damage produced by ionizing radiation.
The protein-DNA assemblies that comprise chromatin serve to compact and store eukaryotic DNA in a systematic and orderly manner, and are involved in the regulation of nuclear processes such as transcription. Currently, research in the lab covers four areas related to chromatin structure and function.
- Pin1 promotes histone H1 dephosphorylation and stabilizes its binding to chromatin. J Cell Biol. 203, 57-71. (2013 Oct 14).
- Intra- and inter-nucleosome interactions of the core histone tail domains in higher-order chromatin structure. Chromosoma. In press. (2013 Aug 31).
- Replication-independent nucleosome exchange is enhanced by local and specific acetylation of histone H4. Nucleic Acids Res. 41, 2228-38. (2013 Feb 01).