Authors: William “Wes” Salomon, Samson Jolly, Victor Serebrov, Melissa Moore, Phillip Zamore – RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Victor Serebrov, PhD
RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Talk Title: Single-Molecule Imaging Reveals that Argonaute Reshapes the Binding Properties of Its Nucleic Acid Guides
Biography: Victor is a research instructor in Melissa Moore and Phillip Zamore labs. Victor is interested in everything RNA, and has been working in the RNA field since his undergraduate years. A biochemist by training, several years ago he turned to single molecule imaging as a perfect tool to study the mechanisms of RNA-protein interactions. This occupation makes him spend long hours in a small microscope room without windows and with walls painted black, but Victor jokes that this is a perfect environment conducive to scientific ‘aha’ moments. Outside scientific research, Victor enjoys time outdoors with his family, building electronics projects and making every appliance in his home controllable with a smartphone.