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Einstein Holds First RNA Biology Symposium

Einstein Holds First RNA Biology Symposium

Dozens of scientists from across New York City converged upon the Michael F. Price Center/Block Research Pavilion in June to attend the inaugural RNA Symposium hosted by Einstein’s RNA Club.

The daylong event featured lectures, discussions, and a poster session highlighting different aspects of RNA research. James Manley, Ph.D., the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Life Sciences at Columbia University, delivered the keynote address to students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members.

Einstein’s RNA Club was founded in November 2022, when Robert Singer, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, and director of Einstein’s Program in RNA Biology, teamed with Sulagna Das, Ph.D., Einstein research assistant professor of cell biology, and Einstein postdoctoral fellows Weihan Li, Ph.D., and Dong-Woo Hwang, Ph.D., to establish the group.  

Their objective was to offer fellow College of Medicine researchers and others working with RNA a platform for discussing RNA biology.

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