Dorothy A. Lerit, PhD

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Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Cell Biology

Biography

Dorothy A. Lerit, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lerit is a member of the Cancer Cell Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.

Education

Dr. Lerit earned her PhD at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Nasser M. Rusan, PhD at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Research

Dr. Lerit's research interests include understanding how centrosome activity is regulated in space and time, how individual centrosomes are defferentially regulated within single cells, and how centrosome regulation contributes to cell and animal viability. To address these questions, her lab couples cutting-edge microscopy and cell biology with modern molecular biology and genetics approaches, primarily using Drosophila neural stem cells, germline stem cells, and early embryos as our model systems. Their studies in these genetically tractable models allow them to investigate paradigms of centrosome regulation and provide insight into how centrosome deregulation contributes to disease.

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