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Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD

Dr. Flynn aims to understand the interplay between cancer metabolism and RNA biology at the level of protein modifications, such as glycosylation. The use of metabolites to fuel cellular processes including cell division and protein synthesis are critical in both healthy tissue and cancer growth. This work will define glycosylation events that respond to and regulate the cancer state within RNA-based networks, thereby establishing new layers of regulation for future therapeutic targeting.

Project title: "The interplay between cellular metabolism and RNA homeostasis in disease"
Institution: Stanford University
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD
Cancer Type: Other Cancer
Research Area: Chemical Biology