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Jennifer Rha

Current Status: GRAD

Graduate Department: Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

Other Degrees: BA in Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania;  

Advisor(s): Anita Corbett, PhD;

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Hobbies

church service, baking/cooking, ice cream making, piano

Research

Mutation of RNA binding protein, ZC3H14, causes intellectual disability

I have developed a conditional knockout mouse to study the function of a novel polyA RNA binding protein, ZC3H14, which is found to be mutated in patient who develop intellectual disability (previously known as mental retardation). We are utilizing this mouse in order to study the function of the protein in the brain at the biochemical, cellular, histological/tissue, and behavioral level. Much of our work is done in collaboration with other labs who provide expertise in these various levels of organization of the mouse.

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