Juan D. Alfonzo
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
484 W. 12th Ave.
376 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Areas of Expertise
- tRNA in mitochondrial bio-genesis and disease
- Ph.D. Indiana Univ., 1995
- Postdoc, UCLA, 1995-2002
1. Editing and modification of tRNAs in trypanosomes.
2. RNA import into mammalian mitochondria
3. The role of intracellular localization as a determinant of tRNA processing and function. This tackles a relatively new angle on tRNA maturation including tRNA splicing.