Vihandha Wickramasinghe lab

The Vi Wickramasinghe lab, also known as the RNA Biology and Cancer lab, studies how RNA is altered in cancer and use these insights to develop new nuclear mRNA targeting therapies to treat cancer

Messenger RNA (or mRNA) is part of the central dogma of biology. RNA is enjoying a renaissance in both biology and medicine due to the efficacy of mRNA based therapeutics in treating COVID and holds tremendous promise for treating many diseases, including cancer. At the Vihandha Wickramasinghe lab, we aim to be at the forefront of this exciting time in RNA research. Visit Nature Reviews Cancer: RNA in Cancer for an overview. Through leveraging our curiosity driven work on export of mRNA from the nucleus and circular RNA to develop new RNA targeting therapies to treat cancer.

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