The RNA Transcript, June 15, 2020

The University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine regroups
over 150 U-M's scientists from seven Schools and Colleges.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 3:00–4:00 pm
ZOOM , password: 759932 

"Epitranscriptome: The Role of RNA Methylation in Stress and Viral Defense"
Eric Greer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 4:00–5:00 pm
Host:  UMassMed, RTI

"How efficiently do cells create mRNA? Balancing speed and accuracy in gene regulation"

“Fighting an RNA virus with an RNA drug”   

Moderator: Phil Zamore, Ph.D.

Our members' publications are now available through Altmetric. Five queries are available: "RNA," "Transcriptome," "Translation,"Molecule" and "CRISPR." Please make sure to have at least one of these key words in your title or abstract. Here are some highlights from the last four weeks:
Characterization of Circular RNA transcriptomes in Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis Reveals Disease-specific expression profiles
Liviu Ionut Moldovan, Lam Alex Tsoi, Stephan Weidinger, Jorgen Kjems, JohannGudjonsson, 
Lasse Sommer Kristensen, May 27, 2020, medRxiv  2020.05.26.20090019; 

Early life metal dysregulation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Claudia Figueroa-Romero, Kristen A. Mikhail, Chris Gennings, Paul Curtin, Ghalib A. Bello, Tatiana M. Botero, Stephen A. Goutman, Eva L. Feldman, Manish Arora, Christine Austin, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, May 21, 2020, doi: 10.1002/acn3.51006

Jason Brown, Palak Shah, Josh Vo, Lanbo Xiao, Yashar Niknafs, Xuhong Cao, and Arul Chinnaiyan, Journal of Clinical Oncology, May 20,  2020 38:15_suppl, 3543-3543 

An essential role for  Argonaute 2  in EGFR-KRAS signaling in pancreatic cancer development
Nature Communications  volume 11, Article number: 2817 (2020) 
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at the University of Texas-Austin, focusing on RNA Biology/Biochemistry, in Dr. Lydia Contreras’s lab .

This position is intended for a highly motivated individual with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in RNA biology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, or a related field. Recent graduates are preferred.  Dr. Vivian Cheung's Lab
contact Elisabeth Paymal