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"An RNA-Centric View of Neurodevelopment: From Single Nucleotide Resolution Maps to Functions" - Chaolin Zhang, Ph.D.

When: Monday, March 18, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Ward Building, 5-230, 303 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alexa Nash   312.503.4893

Group: Department of Pharmacology Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Chaolin Zhang.

Chaolin Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Systems Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Chaolin Zhang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Systems Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University since 2012. His lab uses an integrative approach to study neuronal RNA-binding proteins and how they regulate the transcriptomic diversity in the nervous system through alternative splicing in both normal and disease contexts. A current focus of the lab is to elucidate mechanisms underlying the precise timing of dynamic transcript isoform switches and the functional consequences during neural development. These works are done in model systems including in vitro neural differentiation from embryonic stem cells and mice. Dr. Zhang’s work has contributed to mapping protein-RNA interactions at single nucleotide resolution, to constructing neuronal RNA regulatory networks with high sensitivity and specificity, and to dissecting their function in neurodevelopment.

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