Biology Faculty: Richard Zitomer

Richard Zitomer

Professor of Biological Sciences
PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Areas of Interest

  • Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Regulation of Gene Expression by Hypoxia and Stress
  • Mechanisms of Transcriptional Repression


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  • Kastaniotis, A.J., and Zitomer, R.S. (2000). Rox1 mediated repression: Oxygen dependent repression in yeast. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 475, 185-196.
  • Zitomer, R.S., Carrico, P., and Deckert, J. (1997). Regulation of hypoxic gene expression in yeast. Kidney Int. 51, 507-513.
  • Zitomer, R.S., and Lowry, C.V. (1992). Regulation of gene expression by oxygen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiol. Rev. 56, 1-11.
  • Begley, U, Dyavaiah, M, Patil, A, Rooney, JP, Direanzo, D, Young, CM, Conklin, DS, Zitomer, RS, and Begley, TJ (2007). Trm9 Specific tRNA Modifications Link Translation to the DNA Damage Response. Molecular Cell 28: 860-870.
  • Klinkenberg, LG, Webb, T, and Zitomer, RS (2006). Synergy Among Differentially Regulated Repressors of the Ribonucleotide Diphosphate Reductase Genes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Euk Cell 5: 1007-1017.
  • Klinkenberg, LG, Mennella, TA, Leutkenhaus, K, and Zitomer, RS (2005). Combinatorial repression of the hypoxic genes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by the DNA binding proteins Rox1 and Mot3. Euk. Cell 4: 649-660.
  • Bose, S, Dutko, JA, and Zitomer, RS (2005). Genetic factors that regulate the attenuation of the general stress response of yeast. Genetics 169: 1215-1226.
  • Mennella TA, Klinkenberg LG, Zitomer RS. Recruitment of Tup1-Ssn6 by yeast hypoxic genes and chromatin-independent exclusion of TATA binding protein. Eukaryot Cell. 2003 Dec;2(6):1288-303.
  • Khalaf RA, Zitomer RS. The DNA binding protein Rfg1 is a repressor of filamentation in Candida albicans. Genetics. 2001 Apr;157(4):1503-12.
  • Xin H, Taudte S, Kallenbach NR, Limbach MP, Zitomer RS. DNA binding by single HMG box model proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Oct 15;28(20):4044-50.
  • Kastaniotis AJ, Mennella TA, Konrad C, Torres AM, Zitomer RS. Roles of transcription factor Mot3 and chromatin in repression of the hypoxic gene ANB1 in yeast. Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Oct;20(19):7088-98.
  • Limbach MP, Zitomer RS. The isolation and characterization of missense mutants in the general repressor protein Ssn6 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Gen Genet. 2000 Apr;263(3):455-62.
  • Deckert J, Khalaf RA, Hwang SM, Zitomer RS. Characterization of the DNA binding and bending HMG domain of the yeast hypoxic repressor Rox1. Nucleic Acids Res. 1999 Sep 1;27(17):3518-26.
  • Deckert J, Torres AM, Hwang SM, Kastaniotis AJ, Zitomer RS. The anatomy of a hypoxic operator in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 1998 Dec;150(4):1429-41.
  • Carrico PM, Zitomer RS. Mutational analysis of the Tup1 general repressor of yeast. Genetics. 1998 Feb;148(2):637-44.