Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.Email Lynne
Biochemistry & Biophysics
RNA metabolism in human cells (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay/mRNA surveillance); influence of pre-mRNA splicing on mRNA translation; Staufen-mediated mRNA decay and Staufen-regulated RNA metabolism; post-transcriptional gene control via lncRNAs and SINEs; miRNA metabolism; Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome/Autism; therapeutics of nonsense diseases.
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.Email Christoph
Defining roles of glial progenitor cells and astrocytes as critical modulators in responses to chemical exposure, injury, or stress; discovering how exogenous factors contribute to neurodegenerative diseases; and developing new approaches to treat traumatic injury and neurodegenerative diseases.
Peng Yao, Ph.D.Email Peng
Pathophysiological function of microRNAs, RNA-binding proteins, and defects in protein synthesis in cardiovascular disease; RNA riboswitch-like mechanisms of gene regulation