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Kurt J. Warnhoff, PhD

Dr. Warnhoff is studying how the timing of developmental events is regulated at the genetic level. Importantly, failures in normal developmental biology often give rise to cancer. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of key regulators of developmental timing. These small RNA molecules regulate gene expression, developmental transitions, metabolism, cell fate, and cell death. His research will examine new genes and pathways that modify miRNA biogenesis and activity to affect these critical developmental processes.

Project title: "Molybdenum cofactor biosynthetic enzymes modulate miRNA biology and development"
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Gary B. Ruvkun, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Developmental Biology