Dr. Roberts comes to WSU from North Carolina where he has been conducting post-doctoral research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Originally from northwest Ohio, he earned his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from Bowling Green State University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina. From his graduate and post-doctoral training, Dr. Roberts has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of DNA repair and mutagenesis. Several of his important discoveries have been published in Nature, Molecular Cell, and Nature Genetics. He was also recently awarded a National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award that he will use at WSU to continue his work investigating the mechanisms that produce genetic alteration how they contribute to human diseases such as cancer.