Damon Runyon Researchers

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Anupam K. Chakravarty, PhD

Dr. Chakravarty [HHMI Fellow] is investigating heritable physical structures, called higher order assemblies, formed upon overexpression of RNA binding proteins. RNA binding proteins are consistently overexpressed in multiple cancers. His research will illuminate the mechanism of assembly formation and its role in altering gene regulation, thereby suggesting novel avenues to potential therapeutic intervention.

Project title: "Investigating the phenomenon of epigenetic inheritance mediated by non-amyloid protein aggregates"
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Daniel F. Jarosz, PhD
Cancer Type: Blood, All Cancers
Research Area: Epigenetics