Center for Plant Cell Biology


Connie NugentConnie Nugent

Associate Professor

Mailing Address:

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Biological Science /2107
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-2383
Fax: (951) 827-3087
Email: connie.nugent@ucr.edu


PhD 1995 University of Colorado, Boulder
BS 1987 University of Wisconsin, Madison

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Telomere Replication; Telomerase; Genome Stability

Research Summary:

Telomeres function like physical caps on the ends of linear chromosomes, preventing deleterious degradation and recombination of the chromosome ends.  The projects in my lab are focused upon understanding at a molecular level how proteins associated with telomere sequences both protect the DNA ends and promote activities that facilitate the complete duplication of the ends during DNA replication.  Our current work uses the budding yeast, S. cerevisiae, as a model organism to dissect these problems.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu