Chakrabarti Lab is interested in understanding the role of RNA in genome regulation. Major focuses are on understanding how RNA-protein interactions regulate molecular functions related to cell proliferation and genome integrity in blood-borne pathogens, Plasmodium falciparum (Malaria) and Trypanosoma brucei (Neurodegenerative disease), and in human cancers.
- Chakrabarti lab received ‘Innovation Impact Grant’ award from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) (2023)
- Justin Published Proteomic Analysis of T. brucei Telomerase in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology (2023)
- Kaitlin presented her research on Telomerase RNA structural rearrangements in Trypanosoma parasites at the UNCC Research & Business Partners Celebration on Dec 7, 2022.
- Biological Sciences Graduate Program Chakrabarti Lab is interested in recruiting motivated students for research towards earning Masters/Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences.
- Undergraduate Honors Research Program Chakrabarti Lab is currently recruiting undergraduate students who are interested in doing honors thesis in Biological Sciences as part of the University-wide Honors Program.