Sheila David

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Offices and Labs

Chemistry Annex, Rm. 2471 Davis, CA 95616
+1 530 752 2678
Chemistry Rm. 371, 370, 369, 350

Profile Introduction

Chemical Biology of Base Excision Repair


1989 PhD Chemistry University of Minnesota
1984 BA Chemistry Saint Olaf College


Beckman Young Investigator
AP Sloan Foundation
AAAS Fellow
American Chemical Society Fellow
ADVANCE Scholar Award

Department and Center Affiliations



American Chemical Society
Environmental Mutagen Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS



370 Chemistry website
  • Cindy Khuu, Liz Lotsof, Merve Demir, Robert Van Ostrand, Kori Lay, Chandrima Majumdar, Alan Raetz, Doug Banda, Brittany Anderson-Steele

Teaching Interests

Chemical Biology, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Che 8A Elementary Organic Chemistry (Fall)
MCB 221A Physical Biochemistry (Fall)
Che 135 Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Spring)
Che 221D Special Topics: Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids


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  • "Unusual Structural Features of Hydantoin Lesions Translates into Efficient Recognition by Escherichia coli Fpg," Krishnamurthy, N., Muller, J.G., Burrows, C. J., David, S.S., Biochemistry, 2007, 46, 9355-9365.
  • "Base-excision repair of oxidative DNA damage, " David, S. S., O'Shea, V.L., Kundu, S., Nature, 2007, 447, 941-950.
  • "An Electron Trap for DNA-bound Repair Enzymes: A Strategy for DNA-mediated Signaling," Yavin, E., Stemp, E.D.A., O'Shea, V.L., David, S. S., Barton, J.K., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA, 2006, 103, 3610-3614.
  • "Insight into the Role of Tyrosine 82 and Glycine 253 in the Escherichia coli Adenine Glycosylase MutY, " Livingston, A.L., Kundu, S., Pozzi, M.H., Anderson, D.W., David, S. S., Biochemistry, 2005, 44, 14179-14190.
  • "A Role for Iron-Sulfur Clusters in DNA Repair, Lukianova, O.A., David, S. S., Curr. Op. Chem. Biol., 2005, 9, 145-151.