Dr. Thomas Kaufman
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Faculty Member
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN USA

Areas of Expertise:
Chromatin, Chromosomes, and Genome Integrity, develpmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems, eukaryotic cell biology

Research Organisms:
Drosophila melanogaster, fruit fly


Research Focus:

Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, the long-term goal of our laboratory is to contribute to an understanding of the genetic basis of the developmental program of higher organisms. The homeotic genes, which play a crucial role in development, have been our principal locus. Our research areas include
chromatin, chromosomes, and genome integrity; developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; and eukaryotic cell biology, cytoskeleton and signaling.