Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Allis, C. David
Location The Rockefeller University
Primary Field Cellular and Developmental Biology
Secondary Field Biochemistry
 Election Citation
Allis discovered the critical link between targeted histone modification and gene-specific transcriptional activation or silencing. The establishment of this link sparked a revolution in studies of chromatin structure modification and genetic regulatory mechanisms, and led to the articulation of the "histone code."

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