Lab PI: 

Dr. Ken Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan is Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He earned his BA from Haverford College in 1986 and his Ph.D. from UCSF in 1995. As a Damon Runyon Fellow and then later as a Leukemia Society Special Fellow, Dr. Kaplan carried out post-doctoral training at MIT, establishing a research path focused on understanding how chromosome instability contributes to human disease. After joining the faculty of UC Davis in 1999, Dr Kaplan’s research has been supported by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health. His current work is focused on understanding how the protein machines that move chromosomes work with such a high degree of accuracy and how this machinery becomes corrupted in cancer cells. © K.B. Kaplan 2012