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Jennifer Rha

Current Status: M4

Graduate Department: Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

Previous Education: BA in Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania;  

Advisor(s): Anita Corbett, PhD;

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA


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


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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