Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Lilian Kabeche is Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and a member of the Cancer Biology Institute at Yale University. Her research focuses on understanding the interplay between the DNA Damage Repair pathway and mitotic machinery
to promote proper cell division and how misregulation of these pathways leads to cancer development and progression. Professor Kabeche has been working in the cell division field since her Ph.D. studies, where she focused on the regulation of kinetochore-microtubule attachments, elucidating a novel and necessary mitotic role for Cyclin A. Most recently, she uncovered a role for ATR, a master DNA damage repair kinase, in mitosis. Her work has led to a new understanding of the DNA Damage Repair pathway and its role in mitosis. Professor Kabeche has published in Nature and Science and was selected as a William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation Scholar and awarded the ASCB Kaluza Award for Scientific Excellence. Professor Kabeche received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Dartmouth College in 2013.