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

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Happy Birthday Luke!

Lab dives into 2023 with a birthday celebration for Luke. Read More »

Chistol Lab Holiday Celebration & White Elephant Exchange

As the 2022 year comes to an end, the Chistol Lab gets together to exchange gifts, eat delicious food, and play games. While the Chistol Lab members work so hard throughout the year discovering ground-breaking research, the holiday season reminds us to enjoy the simpler things and appreciate those around us who help us accomplish our goals. Read More »

New Super-Resolution Nikon N-Storm Microscope in the Chistol Lab

Our lab finally received our super-resolution microscope (Nikon N-Storm) and it’s being installed next to our KEHRMIT microscope. 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