Olivia Rissland, PhD

Assistant 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.

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Barrington-HamBarrington-HamChloeGraduate Studentchloe.barrington-Ham@cuanschutz.edu 
Chloe BrineyBrineyChloeGraduate Studentchloe.briney@cuanschutz.edu
Jesslyn-HenriksenHenriksenJesslynProfessional Research Assistantjesslyn.henriksen@cuanschutz.edu 
Evan MorrisonMorrisonEvanGraduate Studentevan.morrison@cuanschutz.edu
Deviyani RaoRaoDeviyaniGraduate Student



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