The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry is pleased to announce that Heidi Dvinge will be joining the department this fall as an assistant professor. By extension, Dvinge will be a faculty member for the Integrated Program in Biochemistry.
Dvinge’s research focuses on the role of RNA splicing and dysregulation in cancer. By computationally analyzing transcriptomes from cancer patients and cell line models for altered splicing, her work has helped establish RNA splicing factors as oncoproteins and tumor suppressors. Her research plan is to further understand the role of RNA splicing as a mechanism for oncogenesis and translate these findings into clinical advances.
To read more about Dvinge, see her news item on the BMC website below.