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Renaud Geslain

Assistant Professor

Address: SSMB 146
Phone: 843.953.8080


Ph.D.: The University of Strasbourg, France
B.S.: The University of Strasbourg, France

Research Interests

Renaud Geslain is a Molecular and Cellular Biologist. His research interest focuses on the study of RNA-protein interactions: from their discovery and characterization to their therapeutic applications. His area of study is the translational machinery used by every living organism to produce proteins from messenger RNA. Proteins are essential because they shape the cell, perform biochemical reactions and support intra- and intercellular communication. His laboratory combines approaches such as molecular biology, cell culture, RNA microarray, genetics and drug design.

Courses Taught

BIO 312L: Molecular Biology
BIO 111, 111L
: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology


Geslain R. and Eriani G. (2014). Regulation of translation dynamic and neoplasmic conversion by transfer RNA and their pieces. Translation e28566:1-8

Geslain R., Uddin S., Liu H., Zhou Y., Ulaszek J.,Van Besien K., Pan T.,Wickrema A. (2013). Distinct functions of erythropoietin and stem cell factor are linked to activation of mTOR Kinase signaling pathway in human erythroid progenitors. Cytokine 61:329-35.

Geslain R. and Pan T. (2011). tRNA:Vast reservoir of RNA molecules with unexpected regulatory function. PNAS 108:16489-90