RNA in health & disease

Kalsotra Lab is looking for new postdoctoral scientists to join the lab. For more information check our job posting here.

Recent lab News

Sarah Matatov won the 2022 “Jackson best undergraduate thesis award in biochemistry” with highest distinction. Way to go Sarah!

Ullas Chembazhi won the “Outstanding poster award” at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Lipids Symposium. Well done Ullas!!

Graduate student Jessica Derham joins the Kalsotra Lab! Welcome, Jessica!

Graduate student Subhashis Natua joins the Kalsotra Lab! Welcome to the party, Subhashis!

Our collaborative work with Prof. Wenyan Mei’s group showing splicing factor PTBP1 controls intestinal regeneration is now up on bioRxiv! Congrats Ullas and Sushant!!

Zac Dewald won an “Excellent poster award” at the virtual Rustbelt RNA meeting. Congrats Zac!!

Ullas gave a talk while Sandip, Chaitali, Zac, and Sarah presented posters at the virtual Rustbelt RNA meeting. Great job everyone!!

Sushant gave a talk and Sandip, Bo, and Ullas presented posters at the virtual CSHL – Eukaryotic mRNA Processing meeting. Way to go everyone!!

Nick Baker is selected as a “Chemical Biology Interface” (CBI) Fellow. Congratulations Nick!!

Waqar Arif was awarded the 2021 Biochemistry Trust of Urbana Award for demonstrating excellence in graduate studies and research. Well done and Congratulations Waqar!!

Ullas Chembazhi was awarded the 2021 Colin A. Wraight Memorial Award in Biochemistry for an Outstanding Paper. Way to go and Congratulations Ullas!!

Kalsotra Lab research was covered by the Cancer Center@Illinois.

Waqar’s thesis work exploring role of SRSF1 in liver function and pathogenesis is now up on bioarxiv! Great collaborative effort with CumminsPrasanth & Yeo labs! Congrats Waqar!!

We wish all our best to Jian and Bo as they embark on spending more time with family during this pandemic.

Nash received William C. Rose Professorship in Biochemistry!!

Sushant completed his thesis defense this week and will start postdoc in Poss and Di Talia labs at Duke in the fall. Well done Dr. Bangru!!

Zac gave a great talk at the virtual Annual RNA society meeting, Well done Zac!!

Joe passed his final defense and has started at Ricovr healthcare as a senior scientist. Congrats Dr. Seimetz!!!

Sarah won the 2021 Mayo Clinic Summer Research Undergraduate Fellowship, Have fun in Rochester Sarah!!

Our recent collaboration with the Anakk Lab was published in Science Advances!! Way to go Waqar!

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Recent Works

Non-muscle RBFOX2 triggers cardiac conduction defects in myotonic dystrophy

This work was recently published in Developmental Cell.

ESRP2 regulates the Hippo pathway to aid
liver regeneration

This work was recently published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Poly(A) tail length regulates PABPC1 to tune translation in the heart

This work was recently published in eLife.

Meet the crew

The people who keep the science going!! We are a fun bunch of scientists, who love to work hard and party harder!!