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Rebecca R

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


How to develop novel therapeutics for diseases; Molecular mechanisms behind diseases and cellular processes

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

How can RNA be used to treat cancer?

Cancer is one of the biggest diseases in the US with thousands of people working to find cures. One class of new therapies uses RNA molecules to specifically target cancer cells. In this project, we will explore RNA therapies currently in use. We will then come up with a new target or approach for the use of an RNA therapy in treating cancer or another disease of your choice. Your findings can be summarized in a scientific paper or presentation.

Coding skills

Basic Python

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