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Paul Schedl

Paul Daniel Schedl (born November 7, 1947 in Iowa City, Iowa) is a Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

Schedl’s career as a molecular biologist has spanned the North American continent and across the Atlantic Ocean. Before being bitten by the molecular biology bug, he dabbled in the field of philosophy at the University of Chicago where he attended college. He obtained his PhD in 1975 at Stanford University, and was a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow in Walter Gehring's lab at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Schedl has been a member of the faculty at Princeton University since 1978.

Schedl has made significant contributions to the field of the control of gene expression in developmental systems using the model system Drosophila melanogaster. On the genomic level, his lab has uncovered the mechanisms of chromatin regulation by the Polycomb and trithorax group genes. At the transcriptional and post-transcriptional level, he made interesting discoveries in the regulation of alternative splicing of the sex determination gene, Sxl. At the level of translational control he discovered the function of the orb and orb2 gene in early development.

As of 2006, Schedl has published 132 papers, mentored 28 graduate students, sponsored 25 postdoctoral fellows and collaborated with 79 scientists.

A huge fan of basketball, Schedl is an avid supporter of the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team.

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