Carrie Bernecky

RNA-Based Gene Regulation

The regulated expression of genetic material is one of the most basic processes of a cell, affecting everything from organism development to environmental response. Through structural studies of the involved complexes, the Bernecky group works to unravel the gene expression regulatory networks that employ RNA as an intermediate.

A combination of cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography were used determine the structure of a transcription elongation complex (PDB ID 5OIK).

Find out more about the Carrie’s research here.