Brian C. Freeman


Dr. Freeman received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1996 and undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in 1989. He is an Associate Professor Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and holds an appointment at the Institute for Genomic Biology University of Illinois.

The scientific efforts of Dr. Freeman’s research group are focused on extending our understanding of the physiological and mechanistic contributions of molecular chaperones to nuclear processes including gene regulation, open chromatin maintenance and telomere biology. Significantly, our studies have contributed to the comprehension of how the Hsp90 chaperone network maintains cellular proteostasis and how this broad chaperone system might be dissected to develop more selective therapeutic strategies that affect subsections of the Hsp90 network.


Molecular chaperones, Gene regulation, Telomere biology

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*University of Illinois Cancer Center Member