Co-sponsored with EPACC
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary, Room 115
Refreshments begin at 4:00 p.m.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland
RNA moves between animal cellsto turn off genes
Generation after generation, we begin life as a single cell from which arise many different cell types that act together seamlessly and respond to our environment. Some forms of RNA easily cross the boundaries between cells and between generations even when ingested as food in the worm C. elegans. My lab aims to reveal such mobile regulatory RNAs and the proteins that transport them between cells and across generations.