DNA Repair and Health Effects of Air Pollution
Michelle Heacock, Ph.D.
Audience: K-12, undergraduates, graduate students, and community organizations
Originally from Canada, Dr. Heacock received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Texas A & M in College Station, Texas. Her dissertation topic focused on following the extreme terminal ends of chromosomes, telomeres, as they progressed into end-to-end chromosome fusions. Her current post-doctoral research is a structure/function study of the DNA repair enzyme, Pol ﬂ, in response to DNA damage.
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