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Claire E. Walczak, PhD
Assistant Director of Research
Claire E. Walczak, PhD, has been honored with a Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Scholar Award and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award as well as a Women in Cell Biology Junior Career Award from the American Society for Cell Biology. She served as a Council Member for the American Society for Cell Biology from 2014-2016. She was chosen as an Exemplar for Research in 2017 and was elected as a fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Association for Advancement of Science in 2018.
Titles & Appointments
- Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
- Adjunct Professor of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
The Walczak Lab studies the fundamental mechanisms that cells use to accurately distribute their genetic material to the two daughter cells. Defects in this process lead to aneuploidy and genomic instability, which are hallmarks of cancer. We use a combination of approaches, including high-resolution imaging, biochemistry, genomics and cell/molecular biology to ask fundamental questions about how cells maintain mitotic fidelity and how cell maintain proper ploidy using both normal and tumor cell models. In addition, we are evaluating molecular targets that may be novel biomarkers for cancer progression and that may serve as new therapeutic targets.
Lab Website: http://walczaklab-iu.strikingly.com/
CMCB Graduate Program: https://cmcbgraduate.medicine.iu.edu/
Transient Endoreplication Down-Regulates the Kinesin-14 HSET and Contributes to Genomic Instability.
Graduate ResearchLab: No
Scientific CommunicationCourse Number: M509
Graduate course covering the fundamentals of scientific communication for abstracts, posters, presentations, and communicating with the lay public.
American Society for Cell Biology
Desc: AAAS Fellow
Org: American Society for Cell Biology
Desc: ASCB Fellow
Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
Desc: Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Org: American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award
Org: Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Scholar
Org: Women in Cell Biology Junior Career Award
Org: Elected to ASCB Council
Org: Nominated for NIGMS Council
Org: Exemplar for Research