RNA Center Members

Faculty Member
Research Area
Kristian Baker, PhD
Mechanisms of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.
Mark Cameron, PhD
Role of interferon signaling genes and the inflammasome in regulating innate and adaptive immune responses.
Jeffrey Deiuliis, PhD
Faculty-related research aims have expanded to study human cardiometabolic disease by examining tissues and fluids from healthy and disease patients using high throughput techniques and bioinformatic approaches to identify pathway abnormalities.
J. Alan Diehl, PhD
Cell cycle regulation and ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation; integrated stress response and ncRNAs in regulation of the circadian clock and tumorigenesis.
Mitchell Drumm, PhD
Explores gene editing, metabolism, and disease severity focusing on genetic disorders inspired by the CF approach.
Paul Fox, PhD
Signal transduction pathways that lead to activation of the GAIT system and the in vivo function of the pathway.
Jonatha M. Gott, PhD
Mechanistic studies of RNA editing in Physarum mitochondria.
Maria Hatzoglou, PhD
Molecular mechanisms of the cellular response to stresses, including inflammation and diabetes.
Nathan Howell, PhD
tRNA modifications and their essential role in cellular translation. 
Anton Komar, PhD (CSU)
Protein synthesis, protein folding and translational control of gene expression in eukaryotic cells.
Xiao Li, PhD
RNA systems biology in precision medicine.
Hua Lou, PhD
Understand alternative pre-mRNA splicing in mammals.
Joseph M. Luna, PhD
Systems biology of RNA virus infections, RNA sensing and metabolism
Barsanjit Mazumder, PhD (CSU)
Post-transcriptional regulation, Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Virology, Macrophage, Monocyte, Translational regulation
Alex Miron, PhD
Biomarker discovery, transcription, signal transduction, genomics (technology development and automation) and proteomics
William C. Merrick, PhD
Mechanism and regulation of eukaryotic protein biosynthesis.
Rick Padgett, PhD (CCF)
Mechanisms of post-transcriptional RNA processing, particularly pre-mRNA splicing.
Ashleigh Schaffer, PhD
Unique functions of ubiquitously expressed proteins in human brain development and pediatric neurological disease.
Derek J. Taylor, PhD
Structure and molecular mechanisms of macromolecular machines involved in DNA maintenance and RNA maturation and biogenesis.
John 'Chip' Tilton, MD
Ability of nanoPODs loaded with therapeutic proteins to treat a variety of diseases from cancer to inborn errors of metabolism.
Saba Valadkhan, PhD
Role of the mammalian long non-coding RNAs in neurogenesis and cancer.
Michelle Longworth, PhD (CCF)
Identify the mechanisms by which the organization and positioning of the global chromatin structure regulates transcription during development and in response to biological stress.