My major field of interest encompasses long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). These are molecules that do not code for proteins but rather function as RNAs inside the cell and control a host of different molecular pathways. In the past, I have worked in developing tools to study their functional roles in mouse embryonic stem cells. With my wonderful colleagues in Frank Buchholz lab, I have studied how lncRNAs localize in cells and how they modulate mouse embryonic stem cell fate. I have also studied how lncRNAs work in close proximity with novel proteins in regulating cell cycle specific events.
My longterm goals are developing lncRNA biomarkers for cancer. I intend to use the recent advances in genome engineering technologies to find cost-effective solutions for cancer prognosis.
A complete list of research publications and academic credentials can be found under the RESUME tab.