Dr. Black is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His B.A. degree is in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics at Yale University, working with Joan Steitz. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he worked with David Baltimore, Donald Rio, and Phil Sharp at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT.
Dr. Black’s research interest is in the regulation of pre-mRNA splicing and the biochemical mechanisms that control changes in splice sites.