Department of Biology
Biology Faculty Profile
Anita Corbett
Professor
acorbe2@emory.edu
Office Phone: 404-727-4546 | Office Room: Rollins 1021
Office Address: Emory University, Department of Biology, O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, 1510 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta , GA 30322
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Research Area:
Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Graduate Program Affiliation:
Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology
Genetics and Molecular Biology

Degree:

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (1992)
B.S. Colgate University (1988)

Research in our laboratory primarily focuses on determining the function of evolutionarily-conserved RNA binding proteins. These RNA binding proteins play critical roles at many steps in gene expression. Interestingly, mutations in genes that encode ubiquitously expressed RNA binding proteins often lead to tissue-specific diseases. We study two such RNA binding proteins, one linked to neuronal dysfunction and one associated with a form of muscular dystrophy.  Our approach to science is highly collaborative allowing us to use a large number of experimental approaches and systems to address important biological questions. We use several genetic model systems including the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the fruit fly, Drosophila, and transgenic mice. As a complement to genetic approaches, we use biochemistry, cell biology, systems methods (RNA-Seq, proteomics, etc), and structural biology.
 


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