Craig J. Benham

uc davis biomedical engineering professor craig benham

Position Title

Biomedical Engineering

4331 GBSF

Dr. Benham’s research group develops statistical mechanical methods to computationally analyze structural transitions in stressed DNA molecules. These methods have been used to analyze a wide variety of genomic DNA sequences, including the complete genomes of Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisciae, and Homo sapiens. The group has shown that the susceptibility to stress-induced destabilization is closely associated with several types of DNA regulatory regions. This approach is providing unprecedented new insights into the precise mechanisms behind numerous biologically-important events.