RNA Genomics, RNA-Protein Interactions & Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation


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.



Dr. Chakrabarti
Office: Woodward Hall 390A
Lab: Woodward 367
Phone: (704) 687-1882
Email: kchakrab@uncc.edu
Twitter: Chakrabarti_Lab (@KausikChakraba5)

Quick Links

  • 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.