Marvin Wickens

Credentials: Biochemistry Department

Position title: RNA and gene control; role of RNA regulation in development and the nervous system


Phone: (608) 262-8007

315b Biochemistry
433 Babcock Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

RNA Biology; Systems Biology

research description:

We are interested in how RNAs are controlled in eukaryotic cells. We want to understand the mechanisms that underlie control of their translation, decay, and movements. In parallel, we concentrate on their biological roles and the evolution of RNA regulatory networks. To do so, we concentrate on families of regulatory proteins that activate and repress batteries of mRNAs. We exploit a range of organisms, including yeast, worms and frog oocytes, with a special interest in regulation during development. Our approaches combine molecular genetics, biochemistry, structural biology and genomics.

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