Dr Schatz is Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
He received undergraduate degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, and philosophy and politics from Oxford University. His PhD degree and postdoctoral training were done with David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. His graduate work resulted in the cloning of the recombination activating genes, RAG1 and RAG2.
Dr Schatz's laboratory is interested in understanding the early development of the immune system, with a particular focus on the processes that assemble and diversify antigen receptor genes (reactions known as V(D)J recombination and somatic hypermutation). The laboratory studies both the mechanism and the regulation of these two complex nuclear processes.
In the role of Faculty Member, David Schatz contributes recommendations and reviews to the Leukocyte Development Section in the Immunology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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