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Yvonne Gindt

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office:
Richardson Hall 350
Email:
gindty@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3469
Degrees:
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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Specialization

Biophysical chemistry. I am specifically interested in the mechanisms by which DNA repair enzymes recognize lesions on DNA.

Office Hours

Fall

Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Research Projects

DNA Photolyase

DNA Photolyase is an enzyme that repairs UV-damaged DNA. We are studying the mechanism of damage recognition using isothermal titration calorimetry.

Cryptochrome (VcCry1)

VcCry1 appears to be a single strand DNA repair enzyme. We are using isothermal titration calorimetry to understand its mechanism to recognize lesions on the DNA. We are also studying the oligomeric state of the enzyme and its role in DNA binding.