EXROP Projects: Thomas R. Cech

Thomas R. Cech

Summary

Tom Cech and his research group are studying the structure and mechanism of long noncoding RNAs and RNA-protein complexes, including telomerase and complexes that regulate transcription. Their research also focuses on the telomeric DNA-protein complexes that cap the ends of human chromosomes and help regulate telomerase. The overarching goal is to understand the detailed mechanism of these systems and how their misregulation contributes to diseases, including cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Summer Lab Size: 19
Program Dates: June 3-August 9, 2013

Scientist Profile

Investigator
University of Colorado Boulder
Biochemistry, Structural Biology