Nucleic Acid Function

Biochemical, spectroscopic, and electrochemical methods are used to investigate the fundamental properties of DNA and RNA. Catalytic RNAs and DNAs are a major interest, as is the biology of newly discovered non-coding RNAs; DNA- and RNA- based biochemical switches and probes; biosensors for disease marker detection, and the use of DNA in electronic nano-circuitry.

Understanding the role of noncoding RNA in the reversible formation of amyloid aggregates.

Email: 

TIM AUDAS
taudas@sfu.ca

Lab Room: 

SSB 7166

Lab Phone:

(778) 782-3904

We are interested in genome-mutating processes.

Email: 

Mani Larijani
mani_larijani@sfu.ca

Please note: All position enquiries for the Larijani Lab must be directed to larijani.lab.sfu@gmail.com

Lab Room:

SSB 6159

Lab Phone: 

(778) 782-6817

My laboratory carries out research to discover new “fundamental” properties of DNA and RNA.  The catalytic properties of these nucleic acids, and the role of unusual RNA and DNA structures in diseases as well as is normal cellular processes are of special interest.

Email: 

DIPANKAR SEN
sen@sfu.ca

Lab Room: 

SSB 7148

Lab Phone: 

(778) 782-5655

The ability of RNA to recognize small substrates and promote difficult chemistry is poorly understood but is required to provide a solid foundation for the RNA world hypothesis.

Email: 

PETER UNRAU
punrau@sfu.ca

Lab Room: 

SSB 6170

Lab Phone: 

(778) 782-4894