Kristina Sinsimer Receives Kirschstein Award
- Posted on December 08, 2008
Kristina Sinsimer, a postdoctoral fellow in the Gavis lab, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for her project "Identification of Drosophila mRNA localization factors". During the tenure of the award, Kristina will use biochemical and genetic strategies to identify and characterize RNA binding proteins that regulate messenger RNA transport and translation during development. These studies will provide insight into how specific RNA-protein interactions regulate basic cellular processes to provide the highly selective control needed for development, growth, and differentiation and how disruption of these basic regulatory mechanisms can lead to aberrrant cell behaviors like cancer.