Welcome to the Borchert Lab

Research in the Borchert laboratory explores the regulation of gene expression by noncoding RNAs. Our main focuses are on microRNAs (miRNAs), microRNA-like sequences excised from other RNAs, sRNAs (similarly functioning short noncoding RNAs in prokaryotes), and long noncoding RNAs. Our lab examines the roles these noncoding RNAs play during growth and development, how they contribute to speciation, and how their misregulations contribute to various diseases and oncogenesis.