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Pedro Batista, PhD

Stadtman Investigator, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Former RTI Lab: Doctoral candidate, Mello Lab
Training Period: 2003 - 2011
Prior Academic Institution: Universidade de Lisboa
Awards: Harold M. Weintraub Award, 2010

Batista Lab


Dr. Batista did his Ph.D. thesis research in the laboratory of Professor Craig C. Mello at UMass Chan Medical School. His thesis focused on the regulatory functions of endogenous RNA interference pathways in C. elegans. He was a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Award for outstanding graduate studies. For his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Batista joined the group of Dr. Howard Chang at Stanford University where his research focused on the role of the RNA post-transcriptional modification m6A in stem cell differentiation and was in part supported by a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Batista joined the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the Center for Cancer Research as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator in November 2016.