Illustration of the replicative helicase detecting a toxic DNA lesion and triggering its repair in frog egg extracts.

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Lab Updates

Lab Updates

Installing our Brand New Temperature Control Microscope Enclosure from Tokai Hit

This enclosure gives us precise temperature control, and provides the added benefit of blocking out stray light from the room. See the photos from installation to completion below! Read More »

Defrosting Day 2k20

We spent the day defrosting the freezer to prepare for our move to the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR) building! Read More »

Luke Wins a Mansour Award for Best Short Talk!

Luke was one of five graduate students that won a Mansour Award for Best Short Talk from this year's CSB virtual retreat! Read More »

Joining The Lab

Our lab is using real-time single-molecule imaging to (i) study how eukaryotes replicate/repair their DNA; (ii) dissect molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining large/complex genomes; and (iii) understand how multi-subunit molecular machines like the replisome are regulated.

We are looking for curious and highly-motivated undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs to join our team. Since our lab operates at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and physics - we welcome people with very diverse backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, and training .

If you find our work exciting we encourage you to reach out by email at . If you are on campus you are always welcome to drop by the lab to chat.

Prospective Graduate Students
If you are applying to graduate programs at Stanford and are interested in our lab or department - pls contact us - it will be our pleasure to answer any of your questions.

Graduate Students
If you are a first year graduate student and are interested in a rotation - pls email us, or even better - visit our lab.

Postdoc Applicants
Postdoc applications are always welcome, pls reach out by email.

Contact Chistol Lab


Chistol Lab
Beckman Center B107, Mail Code 5345
Chemical and Systems Biology Department
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

Principal Investigator:
Gheorghe Chistol
Tel: 650-498-1429

Administrative Associate:
Taylor Crisologo
Tel: 650-725-0678