|Seth A. Darst|
|Alma mater||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Doctoral advisor||Channing R. Robertson|
|Known for||Enzymes of transcription|
|Notable awards||Pew Scholar|
Life and career
In 1982 Darst earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He continued his education with advisor Channing R. Robertson at Stanford University, where he earned both M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) degrees in chemical engineering. Darst completed postdoctoral training, also at Stanford, as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow and a Lucille P. Markley Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratory of Roger D. Kornberg. He joined the faculty at the Rockefeller University in 1992. Darst's research centers on the structural basis of transcription by exploring the enzymes involved in the process.
Honors and awards
- 2008 - Elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences
- 1995 - Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
- 1994 - Irma T. Hirschl Charitable Trust Career Scientist
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- "2004 Sigman Symposium:RNA Polymerase: A Magnificent Molecular Machine" (PDF). UCLA. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Seth A. Darst, Ph.D.". The Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Seth A. Darst". Member Directory. National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Microbe World audio interview with Dr. Seth Darst