Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Andrew S Belmont


Our research focuses on basic questions regarding how chromatin folds into interphase and mitotic chromosomes, how chromosomes are organized and move, in some cases over long distances, within interphase nuclei, and how chromosome organization and dynamics impact DNA functions such as transcriptional activation.

Research Interests


A.B., 1977, Princeton University (Physics)
M.D., 1982, Temple University (Medicine)
Ph.D., 1983, Temple University (Physiology/Biophysics)
Postdoc., 1983, Division of Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University
Postdoc., 1983-89, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California-San Francisco


University Scholar, University of Illinois, 1998
Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant for New Researchers, 1990-1994