David Gross, PhD

David S. Gross, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

David Gross hails from Denver, Colorado and received his BA from Northwestern University and his PhD from the University of Colorado. Following his postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, David joined the faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he has been a member of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology since the late 1980’s. His work has always focused on one question: How are genes precisely and dynamically regulated in the context of their natural chromatin environment? His lab has been continuously funded by either the National Institutes of Health or National Science Foundation (or both) for nearly three decades. David’s passion for science, combined with the enjoyment he receives in training students and postdocs, makes him feel quite lucky to have the job that he has. He also enjoys cycling, traveling and barbecuing vegan food. David and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Rachel and Sarah, who live in Milwaukee and Brooklyn, respectively, and two grandchildren, Leonardo and Simona.

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