2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomedical Computation
Mentor: Le Cong, Pathology and Genetics

Stephen’s project will focus on developing new techniques for studying RNA protein interactions with CRISPR/Cas technology. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) regulate structure, localization, and function of both coding and non-coding RNAs. The precise elucidation of these interactions would provide insight into diseases associated with problems in RBP expression, such as neuropathies, muscular atrophies, metabolic disorders, and cancer.