Varandt Khodaverdian


Varandt Khodaverdian
BS, Biochemistry
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
PhD Student in Biology
Mitch McVey, Adviser





The goal of my research is to determine how translesion polymerases, and Rev1 in particular, are involved in DNA repair synthesis that occurs at the initiation of homologous recombination. I have created a number of Rev1 domain-specific mutants to tease apart the mechanisms by which Rev1 coordinates homologous recombination repair synthesis. In addition, I am interested in other error-prone mechanisms of break repair, such as synthesis-dependent microhomology-mediated end joining.

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