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About “D. Allan Drummond”

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Dr. Drummond is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. His group studies how cells respond to stress at the molecular level, focusing on formation and dissolution of large assemblies of proteins and RNA during and after stresses such as heat shock. Drummond’s lab uses a wide range of techniques, including in vivo imaging, in vitro reconstitution and mechanistic biochemistry, quantitative proteomics, and molecular evolutionary analyses. Because many features of stress-triggered assembly processes are shared across eukaryotes, including humans, the group employs budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a model organism.

Education & Training

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
– Systems biology

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Ph.D. – Computation and neural systems

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
B.S.E. – Mechanical and aerospace engineering

Honors & Awards

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
2012 – 2016

Sloan Research Fellow
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2012 – 2014

Bauer Fellow
Harvard University
2006 – 2011