User:Ilya J. Finkelstein

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Ilya J. Finkelstein
  • Ilya J. Finkelstein
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Austin, TX 78712
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I lead the Finkelstein Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. We are affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Institute of Cellular & Molecular Biology and the Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology.


  • 2007, PhD, Stanford University, Chemistry
  • 2001, BS, University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry

Research interests

  1. DNA Repair & Genome Maintenance
  2. Single-molecule Methods
  3. Nucleic-acid Biophysics


  1. Wang F, Redding S, Finkelstein IJ, Gorman J, Reichman DR, and Greene EC. The promoter-search mechanism of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase is dominated by three-dimensional diffusion. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2013 Feb;20(2):174-81. DOI:10.1038/nsmb.2472 | PubMed ID:23262491 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Gibb B, Silverstein TD, Finkelstein IJ, and Greene EC. Single-stranded DNA curtains for real-time single-molecule visualization of protein-nucleic acid interactions. Anal Chem. 2012 Sep 18;84(18):7607-12. DOI:10.1021/ac302117z | PubMed ID:22950646 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Lee JY, Finkelstein IJ, Crozat E, Sherratt DJ, and Greene EC. Single-molecule imaging of DNA curtains reveals mechanisms of KOPS sequence targeting by the DNA translocase FtsK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Apr 24;109(17):6531-6. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1201613109 | PubMed ID:22493241 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Finkelstein IJ and Greene EC. Supported lipid bilayers and DNA curtains for high-throughput single-molecule studies. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;745:447-61. DOI:10.1007/978-1-61779-129-1_26 | PubMed ID:21660710 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Finkelstein IJ, Visnapuu ML, and Greene EC. Single-molecule imaging reveals mechanisms of protein disruption by a DNA translocase. Nature. 2010 Dec 16;468(7326):983-7. DOI:10.1038/nature09561 | PubMed ID:21107319 | HubMed [Paper5]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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