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Jeff Coller

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Jeff Coller is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins University. His lab has made seminal discoveries in the area of messenger RNA stability and translation. He received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Coller served as Director of the RNA Center at Case Western Reserve University.

He studies the very essence of life: translation of the genetic code. His work has led to fundamental shifts in the understanding of gene expression by demonstrating that the genetic code is a major determinant of mRNA fate. He is the Scientific Co-founder of Tevard Biosciences which leverages his discoveries for the treatment of haploinsufficiency disorders. In 2018, Tevard Biosciences was awarded Pfizer’s Golden Ticket award for promising neuroscience startups. His publications have been cited over 6000 times and he currently holds several patents for RNA-based therapeutic applications.