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Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Joint with Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Research:

The Dominguez lab studies how gene expression is controlled by proteins that bind RNA. RNA binding proteins control the way RNAs are transcribed, spliced, polyadenylated, exported, degraded, and translated. Molecular Therapeutics

Area of Interest:
The Dominguez lab studies how gene expression is controlled by proteins that bind RNA. RNA binding proteins control the way RNAs are transcribed,
spliced, polyadenylated, exported, degraded, and translated.

I use various high-throughput binding assays combined with in-cell
approaches to i) study the RNA specificity of unconventional RNA binding domains made up of low-complexity
amino acid sequences; ii) determine how disease-associated RBPs (that are frequently mutated) differentially
interact with cellular targets. The proposed research combines my expertise from all stages of my career thus
far and allow me to test questions that I am uniquely qualified to study and that differ from that of my previous
mentors. Overall, with this approach, I expect to be able to explore answers to important questions such as i)
how is the cellular transcriptome regulated? ii) What are basic mechanisms of RNA-protein interactions? iii) How
do specific interactions between RNAs and proteins regulate cellular processes in normal and pathogenic
settings?

Publications

 

Email 
phone: 919-966-0131

New Locations:

Lab:
4023 F/G
Genetic Medicine
120 Mason Farm
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office:
4113
Genetic Medicine
120 Mason Farm
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Professor Dominski
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics and Integrative Program in Biological and Genome Sciences