Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Laboratory Manager/Administrator: Peter Arvidson
Erin O'Shea is an investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Paul C. Mangelsdorf of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. She received a Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT with Peter Kim and then did postdoctoral work with Robert Tjian at UC Berkeley and with Ira Herskowitz at UC San Francisco before beginning a faculty position at UC San Francisco in 1993.
In 2005, Dr. O'Shea moved to Harvard University. Her lab studies how cells monitor the environment and regulate gene expression, She is also interested in deciphering the logic of signaling and transcriptional control, and in understanding the function and mechanism of oscillation of a three-protein circadian clock. Dr. O'Shea is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Microbiology and has received numerous awards including the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.