Karginov Lab Summer Research


Program Overview

The Karginov lab studies gene regulation by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and microRNAs, and the cellular roles that result from this regulation for specific RBPs. We examine the molecular pathways and functions of RBPs using a combination of high-throughput molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology experiments. In this project, we are interested in using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to create RBP knockout cell lines and use them to study interactions between RBPs and microRNAs on mRNAs.



  • Current UCR CNAS Undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Interested in molecular biology, mRNA, CRISPR/Cas9 (prior lab experience preferred)
  • Graduating no earlier than Spring after research
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident per NSF grant guidelines


Quick Resources

Program Director:
Ted Karginov

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