The RNA Transcript, October 12, 2020
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RNA Translated, our annual magazine and brief report is out!

We are pleased to share with you RNA Translated, the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine's annual magazine and brief report. Read about the impact of collaborative RNA research. Special thanks to all our contributors!

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Tuesday, October 13, 3:00–4:00 pm | Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine Seminar

“Environmental Health and the RNA – Influences of environmental chemicals on extracellular RNAs and the epitranscriptome”
October 19, 4:00–5:00 pm | U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine
UM RNA Innovation Seminar Series

Gene Yeo, Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California - San Diego
"Systematic discovery of molecular and cellular functions of RNA binding proteins"

Wednesday, October 21, 4:00–5:00 pm EDT | RNA Collaborative Seminar Series, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania RNA Group

Friday, Saturday, October 23–24 | Rustbelt RNA Meeting
Keynote speaker: Professor Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University
Friday, December 4 | 2020 Bay Area RNA Conference
Registration and abstract submission for the 2020 Bay Area RNA Conference are now open:

Once you are registered, you may submit speaker/poster presentation abstracts on your profile page, ie “Submit a New Presentation.” Deadline for abstract submissions: November 01.

Our members' publications are available through Altmetric. Five queries are currently available: "RNA," "microRNA," "Transcriptome," "Translation," and "Molecule." Please make sure to have at least one of these key words in your title or abstract. Below are recent highlights.
Translational control in aging and neurodegeneration
Geena Skariah, Peter K. Todd, 20 September 2020, Wires RNA Wiley,

These new findings point to nodes in posttranscriptional gene regulation that both contribute to aging and offer targets for therapy.
Transcriptome analysis of primary podocytes reveals novel calcium regulated regulatory networks

Comparison of the ex vivo transcriptional response from the primary podocyte culture with glomerular transcripts across a wide spectrum of CKD disease confirmed co‐regulation of transcript sets, establishing the disease relevance of the model system. Our findings demonstrate novel [Ca2+] regulated gene networks in podocytes deepening our understanding of podocyte biology and disease.
(Equivalent to a Faculty level Associate Professor or Professor)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), RNA Biology Laboratory is seeking an outstanding, internationally known scientist to lead an independent research group focused on any area of RNA biology.
Postdoctoral position in the Lab of Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., Director, Center for RNA Biology Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics, University of Rochester, NY

Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and have expertise in molecular, cellular, or structural biology to study one of a number of ongoing projects, including but not limited to FMRP function in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), or effectors of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay efficiency. A background in neurobiology and/or stem-cell biology would facilitate the work on FXS, a background in computational biology would facilitate both projects, but neither is required.