David G. Schatz PhD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural BiologyCancer ImmunologyImmunobiology: Lymphocyte Development; HTI | Molecular Biophysics and BiochemistryImmunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Biochemical mechanism and developmental regulation of V(D)J recombination and somatic hypermutation; Lymphocyte development; Mechanisms of DNA repair; Function of the RAG1 and RAG2 proteins; Mechanisms of lymphomagenesis more...


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Buerstedde, J.M., Alinikula, J., Arakawa, H., McDonald, J.J., and Schatz, D.G. (2014). Targeting of somatic hypermutation by immunoglobulin enhancer and enhancer-like sequences. PLoS Biol 12, e1001831.
  • Ji, Y., Resch, W., Corbett, E., Yamane, A., Casellas, R., and Schatz, D.G. (2010). The in vivo pattern of binding of RAG1 and RAG2 to antigen receptor loci. Cell 141, 419-431.
  • Liu, M., Duke, J. L., Richter, D. J., Vinuesa, C. G., Goodnow, C. C., Kleinstein, S. H. and Schatz, D. G. Two levels of protection for the B cell genome during somatic hypermutation. Nature 451, 841-845 (2008)



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