Topher Carroll PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchCell Biology: Carroll Lab

Research Interests

Epigenetics; Chromosomes; Chromatin; Gene expression; Nuclear Organization; Nuclear Membrane; more...


  • B.S., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of California-San Francisco, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Dynamics of CENP-N kinetochore binding during the cell cycle. Hellwig D, Emmerth S, Ulbricht T, Döring V, Hoischen C, Martin R, Samora CP, McAinsh AD, Carroll CW, Straight AF, Meraldi P, Diekmann S. J Cell Sci. 2011 Nov 15;124(Pt 22):3871-83
  • In vitro centromere and kinetochore assembly on defined chromatin templates. Guse A, Carroll CW, Moree B, Fuller CJ, Straight AF. Nature. 2011 Aug 28;477(7364):354-8
  • Dual recognition of CENP-A nucleosomes is required for centromere assembly. Carroll CW, Milks KJ, Straight AF. J Cell Biol. 2010 Jun 28;189(7):1143-55



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