Andrea Putnam

Credentials: Biomolecular Chemistry

Position title: RNA condensates in development

Email: aaputnam@wisc.edu

Address:
R.M. Bock Labs 227D
1525 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

LAB WEBSITE:

https://putnamlab.bmc.wisc.edu/

FOCUS GROUPS:

Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine; RNA Biology

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION:

Cells are densely packed and crowded environments where specific interactions have to occur in a coordinated and highly regulated manner. Our research seeks to understand the organization of RNAs and proteins into membraneless structures known as biomolecular condensates. We focus on germ granules, RNA condensates found in the germlines of animals that are implicated in posttranscriptional regulation and germline development. Our techniques span from in vitro reconstitution to living cells using the animal model, C. elegans. We use biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, cell biology, and super-resolution and live-cell imaging to understand the function, structure, and regulation of RNA granules in development.

 

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