Team

Research Team

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Nicole Martinez

Assistant Professor

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Nicole is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology and a Stanford ChEM-H Institute Scholar. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and earned her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. The lab is funded by a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigatorship and an NIH Pathway to Independence Award. Nicole is excited about all things RNA. Current interests include RNA modifications, splicing, 3’ end processing and co-transcriptional processing.

Fun
Nicole enjoys hiking, fly fishing, camping, traveling and food.

     
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Rebecca Rodell

Graduate Student

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Becca is a graduate student in the Chemical and Systems Biology department. Before, joining the Martinez Lab, she studied biology at Cornell University and worked as a tech at Washington University in St Louis. Currently, Becca is studying how the pseudouridine synthase PUS7 is recruited to specific pseudouridylation sites and how the recruitment affects downstream splicing processes.

Fun
Becca is very passionate about cats, baking, and fitness.

 

Administrative Team

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Cynthia Leyva

Administrative Associate

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Cynthia is the Martinez Lab’s administrative assistant.