Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Kelly Rios

Kelly Rios

Main Content

  • BMMB Graduate Student (Lindner)
W224 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 867-4107

Research Interests

Selection of transcripts for translational repression in Plasmodium

Mentor:

Scott Lindner

Research Summary

Plasmodium parasites are the causative agent of malaria in vertebrates. During the transmissible stages of the Plasmodium lifecycle, many transcripts are translationally repressed. I am investigating the role of RNA secondary structure in the selection of transcripts for translational repression using global RNA Structure-seq. Also, I am using proximity-dependent labeling to describe a translationally repressive protein complex.

Selected Publications

  • World Malaria Day Vaccine Symposium, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, April 2017. Kelly T. Rios, Elyse E. Munoz, Kevin J. Hart, and Scott E. Lindner. “Proximity-dependent biotin labeling for proteomics in Plasmodium” (Poster)
  • Molecular Parasitology Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, September 2016. Kelly T. Rios, Elyse E. Munoz, Kevin J. Hart, and Scott E. Lindner. “Proximity-based biotin labeling for proteomics of Plasmodium” (Poster)

Honors and Awards

  • Bunton-Waller Graduate Award (2015-2016)
  • BMMB Travel Award 1 (2016)
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