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

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Lab Updates

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Happy Hour!

On September 23rd, the Chistol Lab hosted their 2022 Happy Hour! Other Chemical & Systems Biology lab members, spouses, friends and colleagues gathered to enjoy laughs, pizza refreshments and games. Read More »

Stanford and the Chistol Lab Welcome Jinho to the Team

In Early August, Stanford University and the Chistol Lab welcomed Jinho Park! We are all very excited to see the Chistol Lab grow in size and to see what can blossom in the lab from these new perspectives and innovative efforts. [continued] Read More »

Chistol Lab Welcomes New Admin Katie

Please join us in welcoming our new Chistol Lab Admin, Katie Field! While we are sad to see Theresa Lee go, we are fortunate to say that Theresa will continue to support the lab in the background as she introduces Katie to the role, making sure business runs as usual. We appreciate Theresa for her hard work and dedication supporting the lab's functions during these transitional periods. [continued] 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
We are currently accepting applications for postdocs. Please see our Contact page for details on how to submit your application.

Contact Chistol Lab


Chistol Lab
CCSR 3130, Mail Code 5174
Chemical and Systems Biology Department
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

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

Administrative Associate:
Emma Atul
Tel: 650-725-0678