- Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences – DBIB
- Cell Biology – CB
Dr. Jonathan Arias is the Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Developmental Biology (DEV1)section, which reviews developmental biology across a wide range of areas. He also manages the reviews of applications on stem cells in regenerative medicine and in the field of S.T.E.M. education (SEPA). Prior to joining CSR, he was a faculty member at the University of Maryland, where his research group investigated how members of a conserved subfamily of transcription factors govern plant protective responses to xenobiotic toxins and microbial pathogens. During his postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, he studied how the mammalian transcription factor CREB and its homologues activate gene expression by recruiting the CBP/p300 histone acetyltransferase enzymes to target promoter DNAs. Dr. Arias received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he investigated early biochemical steps in the regulation of mammalian RNA polymerase II.