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Tin Tin Su, PhD



Drosophila Genetics, Cell Biology and DNA damage responses


University of Colorado Boulder


Must have taken Introductory Biology and Introductory Genetics, or equivalent.

Number of Openings: 1

Project Objective:

Our goal is to understand how cells safe-guard their genetic information. We want to know how they do this during their normal course of life as well as when they become exposed to external insults like radiation that can damage DNA. Loss of genetic information can result in death and disease.

By understanding how cells safe-guard their genetic information, we may help prevent or treat diseases that result from loss of genetic information such as cancer. We use Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) in our studies because it is a good model for human biology

Current Projects:

  • Survival signaling by dying cells
  • Cell-intrinsic resistance to radiation-induced apoptosis
  • Screening for modulators of radiation and oncology drugs
  • Description:

    Students may work with senior researchers on any of the above projects.

    Su Lab Website