Benjamin Blencowe, Ph.D.


University of Toronto
The Donnelly Centre, Rm. 1016
160 College St.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E1

Phone #: 416-978-3016

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Regulation of gene expression and alternative splicing


Postdoctoral Fellow:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.:  EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany and University of London, UK
B.Sc (Hon):  Imperial College London, UK

Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
  • Functional Genomics and Proteomics


Research Interests:

Our research focuses on mechanisms underlying the regulation of gene expression and how these mechanisms go awry in human diseases. Most of our research is directed at understanding how alternative splicing is integrated with other layers of gene regulation to control fundamental biological processes, such as cell fate determination.


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