Our Mission

The Kiss RNA Lab is an inclusive and collaborative group that seeks to better understand fundamental mechanisms in RNA biology and apply those insights into generating novel RNA therapeutics. Generally speaking, the basic science research interests of the lab lie in the changes that occur in the RNA molecular biology of cells as they regulate gene expression in response to stress. We leverage RNA molecular biology tools with both specialized and traditional RNA sequencing approaches combined with long-read sequencing to elucidate how these RNA-mediated changes occur. We are also in the midst of generating and testing our first novel RNA therapeutics. We currently have two RNA therapeutic projects, one targeting microRNA-driven cancers and the second targeting COVID-19 in development.