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Pedro J. Batista

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Laboratory of Cell Biology, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Batista did his Ph.D. thesis research in the laboratory of Professor Craig C. Mello at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His thesis focused on the regulatory functions of endogenous RNA interference pathways in C. elegans. He was a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Award for outstanding graduate studies. For his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Batista joined the group of Dr. Howard Chang at Stanford University where his research focused on the role of the RNA post-transcriptional modification m6A in stem cell differentiation and was in part supported by a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Batista joined the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the Center for Cancer Research as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator in November 2016.

Research Interest

1) RNA biology 2) post-transcriptional regulation 3) epitranscriptomics 4) stem cell biology 5) non-coding RNAs 6) Determine the effect of RNA modifications on RNA biogenesis and function 7) Delineate m6A-dependent cellular pathways that control cell fate decisions 8) Elucidate the molecular interactions between metabolism, RNA modifications and gene expression.

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