Cynthia J. Burrows
Prof. Cynthia J. Burrows is an internationally recognized scientist in biological chemistry. She is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Association for Advancement of Science. She has received National Science Foundation Creativity Award, Cope Scholar Award from ACS. Now she is the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the University of Utah. She is also the chief editor of the Accounts of Chemical Research (ACR), the senior editor of the Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC).
Prof. Cynthia J. Burrows has research interests in the chemical mechanisms of DNA modification with a particular focus on pathways related to oxidative stress. Her laboratory has characterized new oxidation products of guanosine and uncovered unusual biochemical phenomena related to DNA and RNA modification and repair. Recent focal points include the study of G-quadruplex-forming sequences in promoter and telomeric regions of the genome, the application of single-molecule methods to examine DNA modifications in protein nanopores, and an interest in DNA and RNA photochemistry relevant to the origins of life.