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Paul

Paul Boutz
Position:
Fellow
Research: Paul is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which double-stranded RNA molecules enter into mammalian cells. He is also collaborating with Mohini Jangi to continue work done by Cathie Garnis in conjuction with the Broad Institute to identify factors involved in CD44 alternative splicing using an RNAi-based screen.
Education: PhD, UCLA

Anthony

Anthony Chiu
Position:
Graduate Student
Research: Anthony is interested in understanding noncoding transcription events in our genome. In particular, he is interested in exploring both the mechanisms and functions of divergent transcripts. In addition, he is interested in exploring the phenomenon of enhancer RNAs.
Education: BSc, University of Toronto

Sara

Sara Dubbury
Position:
Graduate Student

Salil Garg
Position:
Fellow
Research: Salil plans to investigate the roles small RNAs play in conferring robustness to embryonic stem cell differentiation. He is also working with postdoctoral fellow Allan Gurtan characterizing oncofetal proteins expressed early in development.
Education: MD, PhD, Harvard-M.I.T. Combined MD-PhD Program

Courtney

Courtney JnBaptiste
Position:
Fellow
Research:
Courtney is interested in understanding regulatory networks involving miRNAs and how they function to enforce specific cell states, particularly the somatic state. He is also interested in exploring the potential tumorigenicity of various miRNA families.
Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Amanda Maffa
Position:
Lab Manager

Larissa Sasgen
Position:
Administrative Coordinator
Hiroshi Suzuki

Hiroshi Suzuki
Position: Fellow
Research: Hiroshi is studying the mechanisms of small RNA asymmetry and its relationship with cancer. He is also interested in understanding various noncoding RNAs and exploring development of novel molecular targeted therapy.

Education: MD, PhD, The University of Tokyo

Kevin Thai

Kevin Thai
Position:
Graduate Student
Research: Kevin is interested in studying the role of Argonaute proteins in tumor progression. More specifically, he plans to perform in vivo screens to identify miRNA families associated with cancer invasion and metastasis to provide insights into miRNA-based therapeutics against metastatic tumors.
Education: BS, UCSD

Amanda Ward
Position:
Fellow
Research: Amanda is interested in understanding mechanistic functions of long non-coding RNAs. In particular, she is determining how long non-coding RNAs help establish imprinted gene expression.
Education: PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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