Research groups

There are currently over 30 research groups at the Dunn School, investigating different aspects of the molecular and cellular basis underlying health and disease.
Research area:

Molecular Mechanisms of RNA Virus Replication

Ervin Fodor

Elucidating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the replication of RNA viruses such as Influenza, Nipah, and SARS-CoV-2

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R-Loop Biology in Health and Disease

Natalia Gromak

Studying the role of a unique type of non-canonical RNA/DNA structure in healthy cells and in neurodegenerative diseases.

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RNA Dependent DNA Damage Response and Gene Expression Regulation

Monika Gullerova

Understanding how intronic gene silencing is de-regulated in cancer cells and how synthetic tsRNA can be used therapeutically

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Structure and Function of Cancer Genes

Bass Hassan

Identifying and validating functional genomic co-dependencies to improve precision of cancer treatment.

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The Transcriptional Cyclin-Dependent Kinases and Control of Gene Expression

Shona Murphy

Understanding the mechanisms underlying the connection between transcription and RNA processing

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Cell Cycle and Gene Expression in Cancer

Chris Norbury

Studying the role of cyclin-dependent protein kinases (CDKs) in cancer cells and their normal counterparts

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RNA Polymerase II Derived Nascent Transcription and Co-transcriptional RNA Processing in Mammalian Genomes

Nicholas Proudfoot

Studying the molecular mechanisms that define the extent of transcription units generated by RNA polymerase II across mammalian genomes

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Bacterial Pathogenesis: Molecular Mechanisms to Prevention

Christoph Tang

Understanding how pathogens colonise specific niches in the body, evade elimination by the immune system, and cause disease

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Molecular Pathology of Post-Translational Modification

David Vaux

Studying the molecular mechanisms by which pathological perturbations in the post-translational modifications of proteins can lead to severe human disease

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