Welcome to John Schimenti's Lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Our  lab uses the mouse as a model to investigate the genetics and mechanisms of meiosis and genome maintenance.  In particular, we study the role of genes affecting DNA repair and replication, and how mutations of these genes predispose to cancer.  Another major project concerns the genetics of recombination and checkpoint mechanisms that protect against chromosome aberrations and birth defects in offspring.

Questions?  Contact John at jcs92@cornell.edu