Kannanganattu Prasanth

Kannanganattu Prasanth

Kannanganattu Prasanth’s laboratory has significantly contributed to understanding lncRNA’s role in gene expression. His lab explores the molecular mechanism by which the oncogenic lncRNA, MALAT1, controls alternative splicing (AS) of pre-mRNA and utilizes...
Hong Jin

Hong Jin

Hong Jin has broad training in biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, including macromolecule X-ray crystallography, solution NMR spectroscopy, and electron cryo-microscopy. Her lab’s goal is to understand the mechanisms of essential RNA-protein complexes...
Auinash Kalsotra

Auinash Kalsotra

Auinash Kalsotra’s laboratory focuses on answering one fundamental question in biology: How do cells produce the precise assortment of RNAs and proteins in space and time to carry out complex tissue functions? Kalsotra is particularly interested in understanding how...
Cecilia Leal

Cecilia Leal

Cecilia Leal researches lipids, peptides, and nucleic acid assemblies to advance understanding of their function; as well as design new materials for the delivery of drugs and genes to cells. She is the Principal Investigator of the Leal Research Lab – and her...
Aleksei Aksimentiev

Aleksei Aksimentiev

Aleksei Aksimentiev joined the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois in 2001 as a postdoctoral research associate. He became a faculty member in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois in 2005. Research...