Laura-Oana Albulescu

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

I obtained my B.S in Biochemistry from the University of Bucharest, and then went on to become a graduate student in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology at Cornell University, in the US. During this time, I studied pre-mRNA splicing in yeast. After obtaining my PhD, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, for two years, where I studied trinucleotide expansion diseases.

I am currently working on developing a new generation antivenom for snakes that induce consumption coagulopathies. 


Selected publications

  • Zhang L, Xu T, Maeder C, Bud LO, Shanks J, Nix J, Guthrie C, Pleiss JA, Zhao R. (2009) Structural evidence for consecutive Hel308-like modules in the spliceosomal ATPase Brr2. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 16(7):731-9. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1625. Epub 2009 Jun 14.

    Albulescu L-O, Sabet N, Gudipati M, Stepankiw N, Bergman ZJ, Huffaker TC, et al. (2012) A Quantitative, High-Throughput Reverse Genetic Screen Reveals Novel Connections between Pre–mRNA Splicing and 5′ and 3′ End Transcript Determinants. PLoS Genet 8(3): e1002530. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002530

    Groh M, Albulescu LO, Cristini A, Gromak N. (2016) Senataxin: Genome Guardian at the Interface of Transcription and Neurodegeneration. J Mol. Biol. Oct 19. pii: S0022-2836(16)30445-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2016.10.021. [Epub ahead of print]