Seth Darst

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Seth A. Darst
Nationality United States
Fields Biochemistry
Alma mater University of Colorado at Boulder
Doctoral advisor Channing R. Robertson
Known for Enzymes of transcription
Notable awards Pew Scholar

Seth A. Darst is a Jack Fishman Professor of molecular biophysics at the Rockefeller University.[1] He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2008.[2]

Life and career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Seth A. Darst, Ph.D.". The Rockefeller University. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Seth Darst joins National Academy of Sciences". The Rockefeller University. May 6, 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "2004 Sigman Symposium:RNA Polymerase: A Magnificent Molecular Machine" (PDF). UCLA. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Seth A. Darst, Ph.D.". The Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seth A. Darst". Member Directory. National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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