The goals of the Regulatory RNA group are
to identify and elucidate new RNA regulatory mechanisms with the goal of
examining these RNAs in basic biology and disease, bringing these discoveries
into the clinic whenever possible.
Regulatory RNA Group within the RNA Bioscience Initiative is grounded in
investigation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate RNA biogenesis and the
mechanisms by which non-coding RNAs exert control over an ever-expanding number
of cellular activities, ranging from translation to chromatin modification to
Faculty participatng in the Regulatory RNA group currently have primary appointments in several departments and divisions in the
School of Medicine.
Additional faculty will be recruited to enhance this research area.
Dr. Jeffrey Kieft heads the Regulatory RNA group.
Affiliated faculty include
David Barton, PhD - Enterovirus RNA replication
David Bentley, PhD - Messenger RNA Production by RNA polymerase II
Richard Davis, PhD - Programmed DNA elimination and RNA metabolism in parasitic helminths
Thomas Evans, PhD - RNA control of embryonic polarity
Heide Ford, PhD - RNA function in breast cancer
James Hagman, PhD - Regulation of B-lymphcyte specific differentiation
Jay Hesselberth, PhD - Genomics of gene regulation