RNA and DNA

RNA and DNA

Nucleic acids are critical regulators of cellular functions across all domains of life. To understand how RNA and DNA contribute to physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels, it is important to study RNA and DNA biochemistry and to investigate their function, regulation, and biophysical properties.

Our faculty study a range of topics in RNA and DNA, including:

  • Investigations into the structure and function of nucleic acids
  • DNA damage and mismatch repair
  • DNA replication
  • Transcription regulation
  • DNA and RNA modifications
  • RNA processing and post-transcriptional regulation
  • RNA and DNA 3D structure
  • RNA and DNA dynamics and folding
  • Protein: nucleic acid interactions
  • Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of gene expression

Faculty