Olivia Rissland, PhD

Associate Professor

Olivia Rissland


DPhil, University of Oxford

Contact Information:

Phone: 303-724-3219​
E-mail: olivia.rissland@cuanschutz.edu​

Translation and mRNA decay

We study how control of translation impacts mRNA decay. Typically, inhibiting translation initiation is thought to precede and cause mRNA decay, but we want to understand how else these two processes are connected. Do other steps in translation also change mRNA stability? Are there biological contexts where translational inhibition does not lead to mRNA destruction? We use experimental and computational approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms linking mRNA decay and translation and to learn how their misregulation can result in disease.

Rissland Lab


PicturesFirst NameLast NameJob TitleEmail
Chloe Barrington-Ham
ChloeBarrington-HamGraduate Studentchloe.barrington-Ham@cuanschutz.edu 
Chloe Briney
ChloeBrineyGraduate Studentchloe.briney@cuanschutz.edu
Jesslyn Henriksen
JesslynHenriksenProfessional Research Assistantjesslyn.henriksen@cuanschutz.edu 
Frederico Martinez SeidelFredericoMartinez SeidelPostdoctoral Scholarfederico.martinezseidel@cuanschutz.edu
Evan Morrison
EvanMorrisonGraduate Studentevan.morrison@cuanschutz.edu
Deviyani Rao
DeviyaniRaoGraduate Student



Publications on Google Scholar​

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

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