Seminar given by Anita H. Corbett, Ph.D
Professor of Biology
Co-Director, Emory MD/PhD Program
Abstract: The seminar will focus on studies of ubiquitously expressed RNA binding proteins that are linked to tissue- specific human disease. While the lab studies a number of different examples of these connections, the seminar will describe studies of a polyadenosine RNA binding protein that is lost in a form of inherited intellectual disability. Work to understand the critical role of this protein in the brain exploits a variety of approaches and model systems including budding yeast, Drosophila and mice. Our studies have defined a critical role for this protein, termed ZC3H14 in humans and dNab2 in flies, in neurons. Ongoing work to define the precise function of this protein and understand why loss of a protein that is expressed in all tissues impairs brain function will be presented.
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