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James Isaiah (Ike) EmersonCongratulations to James Isaiah (Ike) Emerson, a graduate student and research assistant in the Conlon Lab, for recently receiving the Marzluff RNA Fellowship Award from the UNC RNA Discovery Center.

Frank Conlon, Ph.D.Ike is the inaugural recipient of this fellowship award, a 1-year grant, which provides stipend support for his studies of the RNA regulation of the cardiac calcium channel. Funded through the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UNC RNA Discovery Center’s main goals are to recruit and train the world’s top talent in RNA research, to make key discoveries in the basic and translational sciences, to study the various roles of RNA in health and disease, and to commercialize RNA-based tools and medicines to help the people of North Carolina and around the world.UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center