Sarah Elgin Elected to AAAS

Besides her primary appointment in biology, Elgin holds joint appointments as professor of education in Arts & Sciences; and as professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and professor of genetics in the School of Medicine.

Her research focuses on the role of chromatin structure in regulating fruit fly (Drosophila) genes. (Chromatin is the complex of DNA and proteins that coil into chromosomes at some stages of the cell cycle.