Interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular Biosciences

Dr. Rebecca L. Seipelt - Research Interests

The Seipelt Laboratory uses molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatic techniques to study gene expression and function in numerous genes and systems with a special interest in eukaryotic M1 zinc metalloproteases. Gene expression studies focus on regulated alternative splicing and its effect of protein function, as well as regulation via mRNA decay and transcription. Gene function studies focus on fluorescent biochemical assays, protein-protein interaction assays, and mutagenesis-based characterization of protein domains and enzyme mechanism.