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“Understanding RNA-based regulatory processes in plants”- Xuemei Chen

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:25pm

Plant Science Building, 233

Xuemei Chen
University of California

Research in Xuemei Chen’s lab centers on RNA. We have been using Arabidopsis thaliana as the model to uncover the machinery for RNA metabolism, reveal modes of action of regulatory RNAs, and understand how RNA-based molecular processes impact an organism’s biology. From 2001 to 2015, our efforts were mainly devoted to small RNAs, microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs). We studied how these small RNAs are made, degraded, and how they act in gene and genome regulation. Starting from 2015, we expanded our research portfolio and began to study certain reversible modifications of RNA and their biological impacts.


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Soil and Crop Sciences, Plant Biology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics


horticulture, plant biology, plant pathology, pbg, sips, SCS




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Catalina L. Enright

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Xuemei Chen

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University of California

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