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Lydia Contreras
Assistant Professor

Main Office: CPE 5.410
Phone: 512-471-2453

Mailing Address
Department of Chemical Engineering
1 University Station C0400
Austin ,TX 78712

Lydia Contreras

Research Summary

Our research combines biomolecular engineering, genetic studies and computational modeling to understand molecular features that lead to the specific recognition and interaction of RNAs and proteins. We apply fundamental concepts that emerge from experimental (and computational) work to develop novel applications that could beneficially impact human health and biotechnology. Overall research interests: * RNA-protein interactions, RNA-protein folding * Novel molecular tools for intracellular studies of RNA-metabolism * Molecular engineering for new cellular behaviors * Diagnostics for RNA-related diseases * Molecular mechanisms of stress-responses



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