Fine-tuning gene expression: the interplay between chromatin and RNA
How does chromatin structure determine the fate of transcripts? How do transcripts direct changes in chromatin?
Our lab is investigating the role of chromatin and RNA in controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulatory processes. We are focusing on gaining mechanistic insights into how small non-coding RNAs induce changes in chromatin and transcription in animals. We are also aiming to identify the role of chromatin on post-transcriptional gene regulatory processes. We use an interdisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, genetics, cell, molecular and computational biology and functional genomics as key tools to tackle these exciting questions.