Kristine E. Yoder
I earned my BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. During that time I spent a summer in the red tide phytoplankton lab of Dr. Donald Anderson, PhD, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute located on Cape Cod. Following graduation from MIT, I spent two years as a technician in the lab of Dr. David Relman, MD, at Stanford University identifying unrecognizable pathogens. I then entered graduate school at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the lab of Dr. Rick Bushman, PhD, at the Salk Institute studying HIV integration. My postdoctoral studies continued to explore the relationship of host DNA repair proteins and retroviral cDNA metabolism at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with Dr. Carlo Croce, MD, and Dr. Richard Fishel, PhD. These groups later moved to The Ohio State University College of Medicine where I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the department of Cancer Biology and Genetics (formerly Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics). My lab is investigating the mechanism of retroviral integration at the single molecule level and using CRISPR genome editing to investigate retroviral biology.