The RNA Transcript, June 8, 2020
>> Letter of support for your next grants <<
Did you know that as a Member of the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine, you can receive a letter of support from our co-directors, Nils G. Walter and Mats Ljungman, on behalf of the Center?

For more information, contact Martina Jerant.
The University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine regroups over 150 faculty members and their labs across seven Schools and Colleges on the Ann Arbor campus. We're pleased to feature these outstanding scientists and colleagues in our weekly news.
Charles L. Brooks is also a member of our Strategic Advisory Board.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 3:00–4:00 pm

Jean Schaffer, M.D., Senior Investigator and Associate Research Director, Joslin Diabetes Center
"Small nucleolar RNAs and metabolic programming"
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.
Interested in strengthening your scientific communication skills?

This summer, U-M RELATE invites you to an intensive, interactive communication training workshop 4:30-6:30 pm on Thursdays (June 25 - August 13), via Zoom, for U-M STEM graduate students, postdocs, and researchers who are interested in developing their communication skills and preparing to discuss their work with any audience

  • Learn effective lay-audience communication fundamentals, including how to adapt to any audience and use storytelling tools when presenting research 
  • Build a polished talk, aimed at a lay-audience, on your research project or an area of interest in your field 
  • Put your developing communication skills into practice through public engagement and outreach opportunities

Applications are due TODAY , Monday, June 8, by 5 pm.

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:
An essential role for  Argonaute 2  in EGFR-KRAS signaling in pancreatic cancer development
Nature Communications  volume 11, Article number: 2817 (2020) 

Significant association between host transcriptome‐derived HPV oncogene E6 * influence score and carcinogenic pathways, tumor size, and survival in head and neck cancer
Tingting Qin, Lada A. Koneva,   Yidan Li u , Yanxiao Zhang , Anna E. Arthur , Katie R. Zarins , Thomas E Carey , Douglas Chepeha , Gregory T. Wolf , Laura S. Rozek , Maureen A. Sartor , Head & Neck , 2020, May 14.
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