Researcher Profile

Smita S. Patel, PhD

Full Member, Genomic Instability and Cancer Genetics Program

Member since 2015

Academic Appointment

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Research Interests

  • Genome maintenance mechanisms
  • Enzymology of mitochondrial DNA replication
  • Mitochondrial DNA gene expression
  • Replicative helicases as nanomotors
  • Structure and mechanisms of DNA and RNA polymerases
  • HCV helicase
  • Innate immune receptor RIG-I
  • Single molecule enzymology

Selected Publications

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