Faris Samkari

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Research Interests

Faris is interested in the molecular mechanism of diseases. His previous research focused on the mechanism through which the integrity of mitochondrial DNA is maintained. His current work is directed towards neurodegenerative diseases.

Selected Publications

Mitochondrial transcription factor A promotes DNA strand cleavage at abasic sites
Riley Boyd, Wenyan Xu, Maya O. Tree, Faris Samkari, and Linlin Zhao
PNAS September 3, 2019 116 (36) 17792-17799


  • B.Sc., Biomedical Science, CMU, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2017- 2019: Research Technician, CMU, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Research Interests Keywords

Molecular biology Synthetic biology Gene expression

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