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Professor Rhona H. Borts, Emeritus Professor

Professor Rhona Borts

Emeritus Professor

E Mail: rhb7@le.ac.uk


BSc Brown University, with Honours,
Magna cum Laude: PhD (Wisconsin)

 

 



Background

Rhona Borts grew up in a small suburb of Boston, Massachussetts. She did her first degree in Biology (Genetics) in Providence Rhode Island.  Because she couldn’t learn to scuba dive (it was much harder in 1972!) she gave up her dream of being a Marine Biologist. Fortunately, she fell in love with Genetics immediately and hasn’t looked back. Rhona studied the biochemistry of α-glucosidases during Dyctiostelium discoideum development for her PhD. As a post-doc she returned to Boston where she was finally able to engage in research into mechanisms of recombination which she has been doing ever since. In 1991 she was persuaded to come to Oxford as a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and in 2000 moved to Leicester.

 

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Leicester graduates in the news: Gloria Havenhand

Leicester graduates in the news: Gloria Havenhand

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 20, 2010 03:23 PM |

Derbyshire apiarist and health guru.

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Pointing the (zinc) finger: protein identified as factor in genetic recombination

Pointing the (zinc) finger: protein identified as factor in genetic recombination

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 07, 2010 01:15 PM |

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, whose work famously led to the development of genetic fingerprinting, has co-authored an important new paper on the genetic basis of human diversity.

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A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 02, 2010 12:10 PM |

Leicester departments work together for historical-genetic analysis of how the early British population was built up.

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Follow that fosmid: more groundbreaking genetics research

Follow that fosmid: more groundbreaking genetics research

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 30, 2010 01:55 PM |

Paper in Cell rewrites our understanding of ‘copy and paste’ DNA.

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