Interview with Erin M. McConnell, Ph.D. (Chemistry)

October 8th, 2021|Categories: Featured Members|

My introduction to the field was through functional nucleic acids called aptamers – small pieces of DNA that act as molecular recognition tools. I learned about them as an undergraduate student while completing my B.Sc. in neuroscience and chemistry at Carleton University, from Prof. Maria C. DeRosa, who would become my Ph.D. supervisor.

Interview with Julia Alterman

January 31st, 2021|Categories: Featured Members|

Julia Alterman, PhD RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School How did you become interested in the field of oligonucleotides? After finishing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Vermont I started my scientific career in the vibrant Boston biotech community. My first [...]

Interview with Amalia Sapag

June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Featured Members|

Science: Q: Paul Zamecnik and Mary Stephenson in 1978 reported the very first studies on antisense mechanisms of gene silencing. Since the inception of this field – how far have we come – both in basic and therapeutic research & development? A: The original antisense mechanism has been joined

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