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Rachel Niederer

Assistant Professor
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Research Interests:
RNA Biology, mRNA translation, gene expression, noncoding RNAs

DEI Statement

Dean Tracy Johnson (UCLA) has likened inclusion to having a seat at the table where belonging is being glad that you’re there. This is the ultimate goal. To get there will require everyone working together; each of us can and must promote inclusion and belonging within spheres where we have control and must press for institutional change where we do not.

Research Interests:

Translational control of gene expression plays an essential role during development, response to stress and a wide range of cellular processes. However, the key mRNA features that distinguish efficiently translated from poorly translated mRNAs remain largely unknown. Our lab utilizes a combination of high throughput experimental methods, biochemistry and molecular biology to both discover translational control elements and characterize novel regulatory mechanisms impacting gene expression.