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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.
I obtained my PhD from Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden and did Postdoctoral research at Biotechnologyzentrum, TU Dresden.
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.
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