Gheorghe Chistol was born in Causeni, Moldova, is our 2003 graduate. He was silver medalist while representing Moldova in International Physics Olympiad in 2002.
Gheorghe graduated Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007 and then had his first PhD study in University of California, Berkely, about model systems of DNA, how molecular motors generate force and mechanical work. Then in 2013 he studied in Harvard Medical School about eukaryotic DNA replication and repair using a mix of biochemistry and single-molecule biophysics.
He was awarded in UC Berkeley as Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI), 2008, Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2017, BioX Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grant, 2021-2022, American Cancer Society (ACS) and Stanford Cancer Institute Pilot Grant, 2021-2022, and National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2022-2027. He has 12 scientific publications about his field of study.
He is currently working in Standford University School of Medicine in the laboratory on his name, The Chistol Laboratory, investigating mechanisms of eukaryotic genome maintenance using single-molecule approaches.