Professor / Joint with Molecular Biosciences
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
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Professor Marko works on the application of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems, and in particular to micromechanical studies of DNA, DNA-protein interactions, and chromosome structure. At present Prof. Marko's research group carries out both experimental and theoretical research.
Awards and Honors
- NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award
- Bai H, Sun M, Ghosh P, Hatfull GF, Grindley ND, Marko JF.
Single-molecule analysis reveals the molecular bearing mechanism of DNA strand exchange by a serine recombinase.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108, 7419-24 (2011)
- D. Skoko, J. Yan, R. C. Johnson, and J.F. Marko
Low-Force DNA Condensation and Discontinuous High-Force Decondensation Reveal a Loop-Stabilizing Function of the Protein Fis
Physical Review Letters 95, 208101 (2005)
- J. Yan, R. Kawamura, and J. F. Marko
Statistics of Loop Formation along Double Helix DNAs
Physical Review E71, 061905 (2005)
- J. F. Marko and S. Cocco
The Micromechanics of DNA
Physics World 16, No.3, p 37 (2003)
- M. G. Poirier and J. F. Marko
Mitotic Chromosomes are Chromatin Networks Without an Internal Protein Scaffold
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 99, 15393 (2002)
- Link to PubMed listing of Marko publications