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The laboratory of Jim Maher, Ph.D., has broad interests in the fundamental properties of DNA and RNA molecules, their interactions with proteins, and the use of vast libraries, made up of trillions of random nucleic acid strands, to solve problems in chemistry and biology. His Nucleic Acid Structure and Recognition Laboratory also studies the biochemistry of rare cancers caused by metabolic defects.
Investigation in Dr. Maher's lab combines basic research with translational research. Researchers learn how biological systems work and apply that basic understanding to diseases such as multiple sclerosis and cancer, where current approaches can be improved. History teaches that the revolutionary discoveries that transform health care often come from the research of curious scientists studying problems seemingly unrelated to human health and disease.
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