RNA Biology: Co-Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression


Explores various aspects of RNA biology and function. Topics will include splicing, translation, RNA: Protein interactions, non-coding RNAs, RNA modifications, viral RNA regulation, RNA structure-function relationships, and RNA-targeted drug discovery. Students will also learn about the major techniques used in RNA research, including in vitro and in vivo methods for understanding global RNA regulation. The format will be a combination of weekly lectures which will also include discussion of primary literature. Students will be evaluated based on their participation and performance during in-class presentations. Students will also write a short mock research grant on a topic of their choosing.
Cross-Listed As
  • BIOCHEM 668
  • CELLBIO 668
Typically Offered
Fall Only