Michael Buszczak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Endowed Title: E.E. and Greer Garson Fogelson Scholar in Medical Research

Department: Molecular Biology

Graduate Programs: Genetics and Development


Graduate School Yale University (2002)

Research Interests

  • Chromatin
  • mRNA Translation
  • Niche
  • Stem Cells


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Featured Publications

Mei-P26 regulates the maintenance of ovarian germline stem cells by promoting BMP signaling.

Li Y, Maines JZ, Tastan OY, McKearin DM, Buszczak M Development (Cambridge, England) 2012 Mar

Systematic Discovery of Rab GTPases with Synaptic Functions in Drosophila.

Chan CC, Scoggin S, Wang D, Cherry S, Dembo T, Greenberg B, Jin EJ, Kuey C, Lopez A, Mehta SQ, Perkins TJ, Brankatschk M, Rothenfluh A, Buszczak M, Hiesinger PR Current biology : CB 2011 Oct

Loss of lysine-specific demethylase 1 nonautonomously causes stem cell tumors in the Drosophila ovary.

Eliazer S, Shalaby NA, Buszczak M Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011 Apr 108 17 7064-9

Drosophila ataxin 2-binding protein 1 marks an intermediate step in the molecular differentiation of female germline cysts.

Tastan OY, Maines JZ, Li Y, McKearin DM, Buszczak M Development 2010 Oct 137 19 3167-76

Drosophila stem cells share a common requirement for the histone H2B ubiquitin protease scrawny

Buszczak M., Paterno S. and Spradling A.C. Science 2009 323 248-51

The Carnegie protein trap library: a versatile tool for Drosophila developmental studies

Buszczak M, Paterno S, Lighthouse D, Bachman J, Plank J, Owen S, Skora A, Nystul T, et al. Genetics 2007 175 1505-31

The Drosophila P68 RNA helicase regulates transcriptional deactivation by promoting RNA release from Chromatin

Buszczak M and Spradling AC. Genes Dev 2006 20 977-89

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  • Basil O?Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
  • Endowed Scholar
    E.E. and Greer Garson Fogelson Scholar in Medical Research (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Genetics Society of America