Jeremy Wilusz Lab

Wilusz Lab Research


Most of the eukaryotic genome is transcribed, yielding a complex repertoire of RNAs that includes tens of thousands of noncoding RNAs with little or no predicted protein-coding capacity. Among these are well-studied small RNAs, such as microRNAs, as well as many other classes of small and long transcripts whose functions and mechanisms of biogenesis are less clear – but likely no less important, especially since some are associated with diseases such as cancer and developmental disorders. 

Our goal is to characterize the mechanisms by which these poorly characterized noncoding RNAs are generated, regulated, and function, thereby revealing novel insights into RNA biology and developing new methods to treat diseases.

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