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Alain  Laederach

Alain Laederach

  • PhD
  • Cancer Genetics

  • Assistant Professor
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • alain@unc.edu
  • 919-962-4565
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Area of Interest

The Laederach Lab is interested in all aspects of RNA structure and folding. We are particularly interested in understanding the relationship between RNA structure (or lack thereof) and function. We study “RiboSNitches,” which are structured elements in RNA that undergo a conformational change if a functional mutation (or SNP) is present.

Awards and Honors

  • 2008-2012 NIH K99/R00 Post-Doctoral Pathway to Independence Award
  • 2004-2007 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellow
  • 2003 Zaffarano Prize for most published graduate student in 2003