Wen Tang

Mentor Faculty
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry & Pharmacology


Research Description:

The longstanding goal of our lab is to elucidate the function of RNA molecules in gene expression and genome maintenance. Our most recent emphasis is on piRNAs, fascinating small RNA species that defend genome against invasive nucleic acid. The piRNA pathway is essential for germline development and fertility in all animals. Using model system such as C. elegans and non-model organisms, we are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of small RNA-directed genome defense and endogenous gene regulation.

  • University of Kansas Medical Center and Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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