Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Andrew Grimson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics. Dr. Grimson is a member of the Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology and the Graduate Field of Genetics, Genomics and Development. The Grimson lab focuses on post-transcriptional gene regulation, in particular the identity and function of animal microRNAs and other small RNAs.
- Doctorate 2004
Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Bachelor of Arts 1997
Department of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
My laboratory investigates post-transcriptional gene regulation. We have two areas of emphasis: first, the function of small RNA regulatory molecules (chiefly microRNAs), and second, the identification and characterization of novel cis-regulatory elements within mRNAs. These research areas represent my long-standing interest in the post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs. As a graduate student, I investigated the NMD mRNA decay pathway, and as a postdoctoral fellow, I focused on miRNA target prediction and small RNA evolution. Our work typically combines high-throughput experimental and computational genomics, together with traditional experimental approaches. Ongoing projects include both fundamental studies in post-transcriptional regulation, for example: mechanistic characterization of novel regulatory pathways we have found; together with investigations into biological roles for post-transcriptional regulation, for example: investigating roles for small RNAs in the mammalian immune system.
- BIOMG 8369: Foundations and Frontiers in Cellular and Molecular Biology - I
- BIOG 4990: Independent Undergraduate Research in Biology
- BIOMG 7860: Research Seminar in Genetics and Development
- BIOMG 7870: Seminar in Genetics and Development
445 Biotechnology Bldg
awg58 [at] cornell.edu
Andrew in the news
Paula Cohen, associate vice provost for life sciences, is leading an eight-year, $8 million, multi-institution grant to untangle the complex genetic rulebook for how sperm develops.
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
An Immunoprofiling Workshop – sponsored by the Cornell Center for Immunology , Dec. 13 in Stocking Hall – will feature campus researchers and technology experts who will provide case studies and best practices on various core technologies...