Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
The Christine Mayr Lab
My laboratory studies how mRNA elements that do not encode amino acids contribute to the regulation of biological complexity. We examine how 3′ untranslated regions (3′UTRs) regulate protein functions without affecting protein abundance. We also investigate the role of mRNAs as cytoplasmic organizers that enable subcellular compartmentalization required for the implementation of protein functions.
Christine Mayr, MD, PhD
- Molecular and cell biologist Christine Mayr studies how 3′UTRs regulate protein functions and how mRNAs contribute to cytoplasmic organization.
- MD, Free University Berlin
- PhD, Humboldt University Berlin
- Luise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Award for Basic Research (2019)
- NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2016)
- Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research (2015)
- Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2012)
We are always looking for highly motivated, talented, and enthusiastic people with an interest in exploring novel ideas and learning about the molecular basis of how mRNAs regulate protein functions and protein localization in normal and cancer cells.
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