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Chan Lab

Welcome to Simon Chan's Lab, in the Department of Plant Biology at UC Davis.
We study chromosome inheritance during cell division using the small flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Arabidopsis thaliana


All organisms must pass an intact genome onto their progeny, so we are interested how chromosomes are faithfully inherited when cells divide. The centromere is the position on a chromosome where it attaches to the mitotic spindle, facilitating correct segregation. We study chromosome properties that specify centromere location and function.

We have two major areas of study

  1. The centromere-specific histone CENH3
  2. Centromeric heterochromatin

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Links, including seminars
Facilities and Orders
Bioinformatics and Genome databases


Lab: Life Sciences LS1215
Office: Life Sciences LS1220
1 Shields Ave
UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Lab: (530) 754 9789
Office: (530) 754 9652
Fax: (530) 752 5410
e-mail: srchan { at } ucdavis dot edu