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Ep. 265: “RNA Glycosylation” Featuring Dr. Ryan Flynn

By April 16, 2024No Comments

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Dr. Ryan Flynn is a Principal Investigator at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department at Harvard University. His lab explores the interface between RNA and glycans. He talks about the discovery of glycoRNA and the chemistry of the RNA-glycan connection. He also discusses the effects of glycans on stem cell function and deciding between a career in medicine and basic science.

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