Rodrigo A. Aguilar, Ph.D.

Rodrigo A. Aguilar
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Institution
Andres Bello University
Address
Echaurren 183
Simches Research Center 6.624
City
Santiago
Country
Chile
Phone
56-2-26618452
Email
[email protected]
Research field
Molecular Biology
Award year
2016
Country of origin
Chile
Mentor name
Jeannie Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Research

Aguilar's lab studies how long non-coding RNAs cooperate with proteins to control gene expression in diverse models, including differentiating stem cells, the central nervous system and cancer cells. Ignored for several years, it is evident now that several mechanisms require a long non-coding RNA to occur, as these molecules serve as scaffolds, recruiters and decoys for gene activators and repressor. To study these processed we use several tools from molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and genome-wide sequencing.

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