Dr. Weinert was trained as a bacterial and yeast geneticist. He has spent about 25 years using yeast genetics to study problems in DNA replication, cell division, and genome stability. He discovered cell cycle checkpoints as a postdoc in Lee Hartwell’s lab, and study of checkpoints and genome stability has guided much of his current studies.
Dr. Weinert's expertise in yeast genetics and in studies of genome instability make him strongly qualified to lead this research program. As a tenured faculty member, always at the University of Arizona, he has trained numerous undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs.
Dr. Weinert is committed to providing a research environment that is exciting and engaging. He works in the laboratory himself, providing direct contact for students. He is also a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center in the Cancer Biology Program.