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2024 RNA discovery center first retreat at UNC

UNC has become a leading center for RNA research, with laboratories studying the form, function, and clinical applications of RNA at virtually all biological scales. The RNA Center retreat will be held on May 21, 2024, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

BCBP members James (Ike) Emerson, Josh Boyer, Qi Zhang, and Bill Marzluff will speak at this event.

This event begins at 8:00 AM with a continental breakfast. The Center’s Director, Dr. Chad Pecot will give the opening remarks and Bill Marzluff PhD will make the introductions.

James (Ike) Emerson
Ike Emerson

James (Ike) Emerson, the inaugural Bill Marzluff Graduate Student Fellow and Frank Conlon’s lab member, will be presenting “Sex Differences in miRNA Expression Regulate Cardiac Electrophysiology” at 9:15 AM

Joshua Boyer PhD
Josh Boyer PhD

Josh Boyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, will be presenting “Progress in Developing Crosslinking and Anchoring Technologies for RNA Cryo-EM” at 10:15 AM

Qi Zhang PhD standing outside the Genetic Medicine building wearing a blue dress shirt
Qi Zhang, PhD, associate professor

Professor Qi Zhang, PhD will be presenting “RNA in Action: Bring RNA Structure to Life” at 11:15 AM

photo of William Marzluff, PhD distinguished faculty of biochemistry and biophysics and joint with biology
William Marzluff, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Bill Marzluff, PhD, will give his closing remarks at 3:00 PM.

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