Kevin D. Corbett

Kevin D. Corbett, PhD

Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego

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Kevin Corbett received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Virginia, and his PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, he studied the structure and function of DNA topoisomerases from bacteria and archaea. As a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, he studied the structural basis for kinetochore-microtubule attachments in eukaryotic mitosis and meiosis. Since 2011, Dr. Corbett has been a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UC San Diego. His lab uses biochemistry and structural biology to understand the molecular mechanisms of genome maintenance in diverse contexts, including eukaryotic meiosis and bacteria-phage conflict. He is well versed with light scattering techniques and uses multi-angle light scattering technology as a tool for biophysical characterization of proteins.