Program Faculty


Mentor Faculty

  • Rajendra Agrawal

    Rajendra Agrawal

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Role of the ribosome in translation

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  • Paul Agris

    Paul Agris

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Unique RNA chemistries and structures as a target of novel anti-infectives

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  • Marlene Belfort

    Marlene Belfort

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Self-Splicing intron structure, function and evolution

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  • Alan Chen

    Alan Chen

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis Simulations of alternative folding pathways of viral RNAs; and Mg-RNA interactions

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    Douglas Conklin

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis RNA interference-based functional genomics. Targeting breast cancer with RNAs interference

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  • Joan Curcio

    Joan Curcio

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Conformational switching of retrotransposon RNA function. Host cell control of retrotransposition.

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  • Bijan Dey

    Bijan Dey

    The RNA Institute

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  • Ye Ding

    Ye Ding

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Bioinformatics analysis of regulatory RNAs; RNA target identification and big data

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  • Dan Fabris

    Dan Fabris

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis RNA-protein interactions by high resolution mass spec

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  • Gabriela Fuchs

    Gabriela Fuchs

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research EmphasisRibosome subpopulations regulating translation

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  • Jason Herschkowitz

    Jason Herschkowitz

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Role of long non-coding RNAs in cancer stem cells

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    Melinda Larsen

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Systems biological approach to identify key regulators in salivary gland branching morphogenesis

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  • Igor Lednev

    Igor Lednev

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis Vibrational spectroscopy for characterizing dynamics of RNA and RNA-protein complexes

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  • Pan Li

    Pan Li

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Probing structural polymorphisms of triplet repeats in RNA one molecule at a time

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  • Kathleen McDonough

    Kathleen McDonough

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Small regulatory RNAs in mycobacteria and yersinia

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  • Rabi Musah

    Rabi Musah

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis Natural products with anti-HIV activity

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  • Li Niu

    Li Niu

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis RNA aptamers against glutamate ion channels

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  • Robert Osuna

    Robert Osuna

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Regulation of DksA RNA in E. coli

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  • Cara Pager

    Cara Pager

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Hepatitis C virus subversion of cellular RNA-protein complexes for gene expression and assembly

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  • Jayanti Pande

    Jayanti Pande

    CHEMISTRY

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  • Janice Pata

    Janice Pata

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Replicative and translesion DNA polymerases

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  • Prashanth Rangan

    Prashanth Rangan

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Role of transposable elements in controlling stem cell differentiation

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  • Maksim Royzen

    Maksim Royzen

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis In vivo RNA imaging

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  • Hua Shi

    Hua Shi

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis RNA aptamer-enabled multi-pathway control for cancer and therapeutics

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  • Alexander Shekhtman

    Alexander Shekhtman

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis Large bio-complexes by NMR

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  • Jia Sheng

    Jia Sheng

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis RNA chemical modification and crystallography

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  • Ben Szaro

    Ben Szaro

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Post-transcriptional control of cytoskeletal genes during vertebrate axon outgrowth

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  • Martin Tenniswood

    Martin Tenniswood

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Hormonal control of cell growth and death in cancer

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  • Joseph Wade

    Joseph Wade

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Regulation of bacterial ribosomal RNA processing and impact of widespread intragenic transcription

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  • Ing-Nang Wang

    Ing-Nang Wang

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Evolution of RNA bacteriophage

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  • JoEllen Welsh

    JoEllen Welsh

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Research Emphasis Breast cancer and nutrition

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  • Mehmet Yigit

    Mehmet Yigit

    CHEMISTRY

    Research Emphasis Development of nanoparticles for microRNA imaging and cancer therapy

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Resource Faculty

  • Keith Earle

    Keith Earle

    PHYSICS

    Research Emphasis Electron spin resonance in biological and physical-inorganic systems

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  • Michael Zuker

    MATH - RPI

    Research Emphasis RNA folding algorithms

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