The Solinska lab is looking for graduate students interested in using high-throughput biochemistry, molecular biology and virology methods to study viral RNA structure and function. Our projects focus on long non-coding RNAs of herpesviruses and the influence of their structure and post-transcriptional modifications on viral pathogenesis.
Prospective graduate students should contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your correspondence please include a copy of your current CV (resume). Please tell me about your research experience and why you are interested in working in my lab.
What you will learn in my lab:
- molecular methodologies involving RNA, DNA, and proteins manipulation, amplification, cloning, mutagenesis, deep sequencing, quality and quantity assessment by traditional and modern approaches
- secondary and tertiary RNA structure characterization by novel high-throughput methodologies, i.e. SHAPE, SHAPE-MaP, aiSHAPE, hydroxyl radical probing, lead probing
- analysis of RNA post-transcriptional modifications by deep-sequencing methods
- human tissue culture techniques (Biosafety level 2)
- microscopy (bright-field, fluorescent)