Marlene Oeffinger, PhD
Dr. Oeffinger’s primary research focus is studying the maturation of ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs). She has developed a set of new proteomic tools for investigating the rapid and dynamic changes involved in RNP assembly.
She intends to further develop these techniques and use them in combination with established methods to study the dynamic spatial and temporal order of RNP assembly in eukaryotes. Her objective is to create a model that explains how the assembly of RNPs is integrated into other cellular networks and signal transduction pathways. In particular, she is interested in studying the link between ribosome biogenesis and tumorigenesis.
Dr. Oeffinger holds a junior 1 research scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
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