Visiting collaborator at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ph.D. student Miriam R. Aure recently spent two weeks in New York visiting our collaborator Ass. Prof. Ravi Sachidanandam and his group at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, dept. of Genetics and Genomic Sciences.
The topic of study for the collaboration is microRNAs and their involvement in breast cancer related negative feedforward networks. These networks are common in biological systems and are used to generate sharply defined pulses, exemplified by a transcription factor that promotes expression of an mRNA downstream while promoting expression of an inhibitor of the mRNA (the microRNA) simultanously.