Renaud Geslain

Assistant Professor

Address: RITA 121
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


Honors Advising Fellow



Grelet S., McShane A., Hok E., Tomberlin J., Howe H.P. and Geslain R. (2017). SPOt: a novel and streamlined microarray platform for observing cellular tRNA levels. PLoS ONE 12(5):e0177939

McShane A., Hok E., Tomberlin J., Eriani G. and Geslain R. (2016). The enzymatic paradox of yeast Arginyl-tRNA synthetase: exclusive arginine transfer controlled by a flexible mechanism of tRNA recognition. PLoS ONE 11(2):e0148460

Eriani G., Karam J., Jacinto J., Richard E. and Geslain R. (2015). MIST, a novel approach to reveal hidden substrate specificity in aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130042