Jennifer A. Doudna, University of California, Berkeley, "Dicing and Beyond: Regulatory RNA in Humans and Bacteria"
Jennifer A. Doudna
Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: RNA molecules are uniquely capable of encoding and controlling the expression of genetic information, often as a consequence of their three-dimensional structures. We are interested in understanding RNA-mediated initiation of protein synthesis, and RNA-protein complexes involved in targeting proteins for export out of cells. We are also investigating the early steps in gene regulation by RNA interference.