Roberto Galletto, PhD

Roberto Galletto, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington School of Medicine

Research Interest

Understand how the Pif1-family of helicases, conserved from yeast to metazoans, aid DNA replication to overcome barriers to its progression.


  • 2002: PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston


  • 2002 - 2004: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Texas, Galveston
  • 2004 - 2007: Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Davis

Selected Research Publications

Rrm3 and Pif1 division of labor during replication through leading and lagging strand G-quadruplex.
  • Varon M, Dovrat D, Heuzé J, [...] Galletto R, Aharoni A
  • Nucleic Acids Res 2024
"Helicase" Activity promoted through dynamic interactions between a ssDNA translocase and a diffusing SSB protein.
  • Mersch KN, Sokoloski JE, Nguyen B, Galletto R , Lohman TM
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2023

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