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Did you know that not every piece of genetic material you have actually makes an appearance? Professor Maki Inada's student research team studies one of the most fundamental questions in molecular biology today: how are genes turned on and off? Inada's research uses yeast to study how gene expression is regulated via a process known as splicing.  

In the Inada lab, student researchers use tools from genetics, genomics and molecular biology to examine mechanisms of gene regulation via mRNA splicing, mRNA decay and chromatin modulation in budding and fission yeast.