Dr. Jeff Jones (MCP Alumni) and colleagues biological discovery of ribosubstitution at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Congratulations to Salk Professor Rusty Gage and Assistant Professor Pallav Kosuri who have been awarded $1.3 million by the W. M. Keck Foundation to fund a novel investigation into the way brain and heart cell functions decline over time due to ribosubstitution events—cellular repair of DNA damage with RNA building blocks rather than DNA building blocks. The award combines the biological discovery of ribosubstitution made by Senior Research Associate Jeff Jones in Gage’s lab with the technological advancements established by Postdoctoral Researcher Yuening Liu in Kosuri’s lab.
Jeff Jones graduated from the UW MCP program in 2017 after completing his PhD in Dr. Dr. Su-Chun Zhang’s lab.

Read the full article at: https://www.salk.edu/news-release/salk-researchers-earn-1-3-million-w-m-keck-foundation-award-to-study-aging-brain/