We are excited to announce that FIVE undergraduate students from the The RNA Institute were awarded the 2020 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research.
This award was established to encourage undergraduate research and scholarship and to recognize the high quality of work being conducted by undergraduate students at the University at Albany. The students were nominated by their faculty within the Department of Biology, and finalists were selected by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences who was impressed with the quality of research skills, training, and project. This is an example of the exceptional academic work being conducted by the undergraduate students at The RNA Institute.
Thomas Banco – Quantification of Individual Base-Stacking Interactions in DNA using Calorimetry and Single-Molecule Force Clamp Experiments
Faculty Advisor: Ken Halvorsen
Kara LaFlamme – Role of RNA modifications on gametogenesis
Faculty Advisor: Prashanth Rangan
Sharon Shaughnessy – Sex differences in alternative splicing in myotonic dystrophy
Faculty Advisor: Andy Berglund
Javier Vilcapoma – Toward tailored biostability of DNA nanostructures
This research will appear in the top chemistry journal, Journal of American Chemical Society.
Hyun Ah Michelle Yoon – RACK1 facilitates cap-independent translation of polyA-leader sequences
Faculty Advisor: Gabriele Fuchs