Department of Biology
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Rollins Research Center
Office: 1021 RRC
Atlanta, GA 30322
I am a Professor in the Department of Biology of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. I received my undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Colgate University, moved to Vanderbilt for my PhD in Biochemistry and then did post-doctoral work at Harvard Medical School. In 1997 I came to Emory as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the Emory School of Medicine.
In the Corbett lab we study both regulation of nuclear protein import and mRNA processing/export. We have a strong emphasis on collaborative studies that cross interdisciplinary boundaries. We exploit several genetic model organisms including budding yeast, Drosophila, and mice. Much of our current work focuses on understanding the role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression with an emphasis on proteins mutated in human disease. Current projects study proteins linked to muscular dystrophy, cancer, and intellectual disability.