Annual Meeting

Keep your friends close and your RNAs closer

A Discover BMB symposium: Regulation of RNA
Stacy Horner Daniel Dominguez
By Stacy Horner and Daniel Dominguez
Sept. 29, 2022

The importance of understanding RNA biology never has been more apparent. Not only did an RNA virus cause a global pandemic, COVID-19, but an RNA-based vaccine has the power to end it. RNA biology is complex and fascinating, and alterations to its function often lead to disease.

How much do you really know about RNA? How is RNA regulated? What does RNA do in the cell? What happens when RNA regulation goes wrong? What are the latest approaches to studying RNA function?

Our symposia at Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in Seattle in March is organized around these important questions and will feature a diverse set of experts on these topics.

Keywords: RNA modifications, epitranscriptome, RNA localization, splicing, viral RNA, RNA binding proteins, RNA structure.

Who should attend: Everyone who is curious about the diverse biology regulated by RNA, how RNA works and the latest methods to study its function.

Theme song: “Message in a Bottle” by The Police.

This session is powered by ribonucleic acid, its modifications and the interacting proteins.


RNA binding proteins and disease
Daniel Dominguez (chair), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brenda L. BassUniversity of Utah
Alfredo CastelloMedical Research Council–University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
Kristen LynchUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

RNA modifications: discovery and function
Stacy Horner (chair), Duke University School of Medicine
Lydia M. ContrerasUniversity of Texas at Austin
Kate MeyerDuke University School of Medicine
Jordan MeierNational Cancer Institute

Novel RNAs: localization, form, function
Silvi RouskinHarvard Medical School
Eliezer CaloMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Grace ChenYale University
Matthew Taliaferro (chair), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Stacy Horner
Stacy Horner

Stacy Horner is an associate professor at Duke University.

Daniel Dominguez
Daniel Dominguez

Daniel Dominguez is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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