Craig Benham

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UC Davis Genome Center
Biomedical Engineering (Grad)

Offices and Labs

2251 Academic Surge
(530) 754-9647


1972 PhD Mathematics Princeton University
1971 MA Mathematics Princeton University
1968 BA Mathematics Swarthmore College

Research Interests

structural transitions in stressed DNA molecules

This research group has developed statistical mechanical methods to computationally analyze the occurrence of structural transitions in stressed DNA molecules.

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics

Teaching Interests

Courses in mathematical and computational biology taught includes: Undergraduate: Topics in applied mathematics Differential equations Discrete mathematics Mathematical biology Numeric


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  • Hatfield GW and CJ Benham. 2002. DNA topology-mediated control of global gene expression in Escherichia coli. Annual Review of Genetics. :in press
  • Benham CJ, Savitt A and WR Bauer. 2002. Extrusion of an imperfect palindrome to a cruciform in superhelical DNA: complete determination of energetics based upon a statistical mechanical model. Journal of Molecular Biology. 316:563-580
  • Mielke C, Christensen M, Westergaard O, Bode J, Benham CJ and M Breindl. 2002. Multiple Collagen I Gene Regulatory Elements Have Sites of Stress-Induced DNA Duplex Destabilization and Nuclear Scaffold/Matrix Association Potential. Journal of Cellular Bioc