Lab research combines biomolecular engineering, genetic studies and computational modeling to understand molecular features that lead to the specific recognition and interaction of RNAs and proteins. Fundamental concepts are applied that emerge from experimental (and computational) work to re-design and engineer these molecules for novel technologies that could beneficially impact human health.
Overall research goals:
* Diagnostics for RNA-related diseases
* Discovery and delivery of drugs targeting RNAs
* Optimization strategies for therapeutic RNA/protein expression
[The lab welcomes interest from motivated undergraduate students who want to pursue graduate research and from exceptional graduate students who are interested in postdoctoral research opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Contreras for additional information.]
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