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Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics

The Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics provides a means of conducting interdisciplinary research into the function, structure, and processing of RNA. Members of the center are drawn from the faculty of seven departments at the University from both the College (Arts & Sciences and Engineering) and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Center supports collaborative research programs, sponsors seminars, and maintains equipment for collaborative research. Plans are underway to expand the member faculty with key hires in areas of interest in the Medical Center strategic plan.

The Center maintains a Trio Plus Typhoon Phosphorimager in the Medical Center. The main contact for the instrument is Dr. Scott Butler.

Recent Center News

Scientist Lynne E. Maquat Named 2014 Athena Award Winner

Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was named the 2014 Athena Award winner today at a special luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The award, presented annually by the Women's Council of the Rochester Business Alliance, recognizes women who excel in their professions, give back to their communities and mentor other women for leadership roles.

Maquat is an internationally recognized expert in the field of RNA biology in which she works to discover new cellular pathways and clues to the molecular basis of human disease. She is the Founding Director of the University's Center for RNA Biology and in 2011 received one of the highest honors possible for any scientist - election to the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, having spent her career advocating for young women in the sciences, Maquat founded the University of Rochester Graduate Women in Science Program (GWIS) in 2003. Elected for her exceptional research, which has been published in more than 110 peer reviewed scientific journals, Maquat is one of only three faculty members from the University of Rochester Medical Center who have been appointed to the Academy and the only woman.

To read more please see the Democrat & Chronicle article about the award, as well as Rochester Homepage.net and the Rochester Business Journal.

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