Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Jeff Pleiss received his B.A. in Chemistry at Northwestern University where he worked with Tobin Marks in the field of organometallic chemistry. Jeff's graduate work was completed in the lab of Olke Uhlenbeck at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he learned biochemical and biophysical techniques for studying the biology of RNA. Jeff was then supported as a fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for his work in Christine Guthrie's lab at the University of California, San Francisco. Here, Jeff combined the power of yeast genetics with nascent genomics tools to examine mechanisms by which RNA processing can function to regulate gene expression. In 2007 Jeff joined the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University, where he combines biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, and high-throughput genomics to elucidate pathways in RNA biology that are critical for eukaryotic gene expression. Jeff's work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society.
- BIOG 2990: Introduction to Research Methods in Biology
jpleiss [at] cornell.edu