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Cynthia Wolberger, PhD
Investigator / 1994–Present

Scientific Discipline

Biophysics, Structural Biology

Host Institution

The Johns Hopkins University

Current Position

Dr. Wolberger is also a professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Current Research

Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation and Ubiquitin Signaling

Cynthia Wolberger studies the molecular mechanisms underlying transcription regulation and ubiquitin signaling.

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Structure of OTUB1-Ubal-UBC13~Ub...

Biography

Dr. Wolberger is also Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her A.B. degree in physics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Harvard…

Dr. Wolberger is also Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her A.B. degree in physics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Harvard University, doing thesis work with Stephen Harrison and Mark Ptashne on the crystal structure of 434 Cro bound to DNA. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, she did further research in the laboratory of Carl Pabo at Johns Hopkins, on the crystal structure analysis of protein-DNA complexes.

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Education

  • AB, physics, Cornell University
  • PhD, Biophysics, Harvard University

Awards

  • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award, Protein Society
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award, March of Dimes
  • Junior Faculty Award, American Cancer Society
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Memberships

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science