January 15, 2020: You can read our review on the repair of alkylation damage to DNA with Nima Mosammaparast here: The complexity and regulation of the repair of alkylation damage to nucleic acids.
January 1, 2021: Happy new year everybody, here is hoping the COVID-19 epidemic will be behind us a year from now!
December 15, 2020: Please take a look at our collaboration with the laboratory of Martijn Luijsterburg on the characterization of two new patients with mutations in the XPA-binding domain of ERCC1: ERCC1 mutations impede DNA damage repair and cause liver and kidney dysfunction in patients
October 30, 2020: You can read our latest paper in Nature Comm. with Jung-Eun Yeo as a corresponding author: SDE integrates into the TIMELESS-TIPIN Complex to Protect Stalled Replication Forks
September 17, 2020: Learn about how TFIIH operates in NER and what some of the open question with regards to its mechanisms are in the multi-lab review in the journal DNA Repair: Envisioning how the prototypic molecular machine TFIIH functions in transcription initiation and DNA repair
September 4, 2020: Our collaborative paper with the Burgers Laboratory on how Rev1-Pol z works in ICL repair is out in NAR: Bypass of DNA interstrand crosslinks by a Rev1-DNA Polymerase Z complex
August 31, 2020: Two new graduate students joined our branch this semester: Geunil Yi from UNIST, who already worked in the Takata Lab as an undergraduate and Thuzar Lwin from the University of Yangoon in Myanmar, who spent a summer here as and exchange student. Welcome!!
August 27, 2020: Please check out first paper from the Takata Lab at IBS-CGI in NAR Cancer: Defining the mutation signatures of DNA polymerase θ in cancer genomes