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2021 RNA Therapeutics Symposium Organizers

  • Phillip Zamore

    Phillip Zamore, PhD

    Academic Role: Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gretchen Stone Cook Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Chair and Professor

    Dissecting the RNAi and miRNA pathways.
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  • Angela Messmer-Blust

    Angela Messmer-Blust, PhD

    Academic Role: Senior Scientific Advisor, Assistant Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Dr. Angela Messmer-Blust studied cell motility during her graduate studies at the University of Toledo where she received her PhD (2009). She began her postdoctoral research at the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School under Jian Li, investigating transcriptional regulation in diabetes and obesity. Following her postdoctoral studies, she held editorial positions at the Journal of Visualized Experiments, and later joined Cell Press as the director of scientific conferences from 2012 - 2017. In 2017, Dr. Messmer-Blust joined the faculty of the RNA Therapeutics Institute as Assistant Professor and Senior Scientific Advisor where she develops and directs departmental initiatives including the annual RNA Therapeutics symposium and educational outreach in the Worcester area.