Anna-Lena Steckelberg, PhD., Postdoctoral Fellow, currently funded by a Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Fellowship
"I study a
viral RNA element that inhibits cellular exoribonucleases. Using a combination
of biochemical assays, x-ray crystallography and single molecule FRET, I aim to
elucidate how the dynamic folding of this RNA structure impedes protein
function in a process that leads to the generation of viral long non-coding
Lena moved from the University of Cologne to Denver to broaden her RNA world and is fully Coloradoan. She likes to hike, climb, camp, and ski, and she is pleasantly surprised by the large selection of beer in Colorado's pubs. But....she still does not understand American sports (especially baseball). Lena, it is easy: you catch the ball, you throw the ball, you hit the ball....and don't lollygag.