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Robert Reenan

Robert Reenan

Professor of Biology

Department: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry

Phone: +1 401 863 6353


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Sidney Frank Hall, Room L-372 - 863-6353

Research Summary

Evolution of brain function and behavior. How do genomes encode and regulate proteins involved in rapid electrical and chemical signaling in the brain, normally and in disease?

Past or Present Projects Available:

Research involved with a variety of molecular genetic mechanisms involved in animal behavior, RNA processing, chromatin modification and selfish genes; Visualization of RNA editing in the brain via artitical means; RNA editing of the Drosophila sytI gene and the mating song; The birth and death of a shelfish gene--The Responder Locus of Drosophila; The role of responder in segregation distortion; Effects of temperature and other environmental factors on RNA editing in fruit flies; RNA editing of synaptotagmin I in D. melanogaster; Development of a novel fly model of human severe myoclonic epilepsy; Genetic analysis of Drosophila complex in RNA editing; Inducing TER 94 mutants in Drosophila as a model for IBMPFD; Altering complex in RNA editing in Drosophila; ADAR auto-regulation and the control of complex behavior; Inducing TER94 mutants in Drosophila as a model for IBMPFD; Characterizing Drosophila melanogaster flies with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); An Accurate Drosophila Model of Frontotemporal Dementia