Betul Kacar

Credentials: Bacteriology Department

Position title: Origins and early evolution of life, ancient proteins, functional evolution over geologic time

Email: bkacar@wisc.edu

Address:
5410 MSB
1515 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

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LAB WEBSITE:

https://www.ancientbiology.org

FOCUS GROUPS:

Molecular & Genome Biology of Microbes; RNA Biology; Systems Biology

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION:

Our research focuses on reconstructing molecular time machines to explore and attempt to rebuild lost histories. We use tools drawn from synthetic biology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology to tackle challenging questions in life sciences that will allow us to understand life’s fundamental innovations. We hope to reveal underlying molecular mechanisms that are directly and indirectly responsible for maintaining conditions of habitability on our planet’s surface.

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