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Victor Ambros, PhD

Research Focus - Genetic Control of Developmental Timing in C. elegans

  • Molecular basis of regulated cell fate transitions
  • Regulation of stem cell proliferation and self-renewal
  • Coordination of growth and cell fate across the animal
  • Regulation of mRNA translation by microRNAs and RNA binding proteins

Representative Publication

Nelson C, Ambros V. Trans-splicing of the C. elegans let-7 primary transcript developmentally regulates let-7 microRNA biogenesis and let-7 family microRNA activity. Development. 2019;146(5):dev172031.

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  • UMMS study shows how novel mechanism in P. aeruginosa bacteria disables ribosome
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    UMMS study shows how novel mechanism in P. aeruginosa bacteria disables ribosome

    A new study by Alejandro Vasquez-Rifo, PhD, and Victor Ambros, PhD, shows that certain strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a rod-shaped bacterial pathogen that causes disease in plants and animals, including humans, have a unique mechanism for disabling and degrading the ribosome in its host cells.

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  • Victor Ambros named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Victor Ambros named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Victor Ambros, PhD, has been elected by his peers as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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