Jeremy Wilusz, Ph.D.
Jeremy Wilusz, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Titles & Positions

  • Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  • Director of Academic Development, Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC)

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR210031
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Rising Stars
Recruited From: 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Date Awarded: 
May 19, 2021
Grant Amount: 

Jeremy E. Wilusz, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Dr. Wilusz was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2021, with the help of a CPRIT Recruitment of Rising Stars award. He received his Ph.D. from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and performed postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wilusz additionally serves as director of Academic Development of the Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC), a strategic research center at BCM that seeks to discover fundamental mechanisms of RNA biology and translate these discoveries into early therapeutic development. 

Dysregulated expression of genetic information is a hallmark of cancer, and somatic mutations in regulators of RNA processing are common features of cancer genomes. The mechanisms by which RNAs are made have long been investigated, but it has become clear in recent years that many critical classes of RNAs are regulated in ways that defy accepted dogmas.

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