New paper in Nature Communications

Congratulations to Tom Dodd who is the first author on a just accepted paper in the journal Nature Communications. The paper is entitled “Polymerization and editing modes of a high-fidelity DNA polymerase are linked by a well-defined path” and addresses a grand challenge for the DNA replication field by demonstrating through combined computational and biochemical analyses […]


Congratulation to group alumnus Dr. Max Xu and Dr. Chunli Yan and who published a new paper in the Journal of Molecular Biology that unravels the common origins of DNA clamp proteins’ subunit interface stability with implications for the function of these proteins in DNA replication. Perumal, S.K.; Xu, X.; Yan, C.; Ivanov, I. & Benkovic, S.J. Recognition of a […]

Another paper in Nucleic Acids Research

Our paper ‘Opening Pathways of the DNA Clamps Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen and Rad9-Rad1-Hus1’ has just been accepted by the journal Nucleic Acids Research. The recently solved structures of the DNA clamp protein 9-1-1 led to competing proposals regarding how 9-1-1 is loaded onto DNA. Through detailed subunit interface analysis, we identified the subunit interface […]

New paper in Nucleic Acids Research

Our paper ‘Probing DNA clamps with single-molecule force spectroscopy’ has just been published in Nucleic Acids Research and sheds light on the mechanisms of DNA clamp opening under external forces by combining molecular simulation with single-molecule micromanipulation experiments.

New PNAS paper on FEN1/DNA clamp complexes

Our collaborative efforts with Berkeley/LBNL have led to a combined experimental/computational publication ‘Repair complexes of FEN1, DNA and Rad9-Hus1-Rad1 are distinguished from their PCNA counterparts by functionally important stability’ currently in press in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A.