RNA Featured Researcher – Daniel Wilinski, Department Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Daniel Wilinski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow; Principal Investigator/Faculty Dr. Monica Dus
Department Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
College of LSA

My research is aimed at understanding how metabolism modulates the control of brain RNAs. Currently, I am investigating how dietary sugar impacts dynamic neuronal RNA modifications which are necessary to maintain proper glucose homeostasis.

NIH National Library of Medicine

    • What are your research interests?
      How RNA control helps to maintain proper brain function.
    • Who/what brought you to science?
      I serendipitously met my first mentor Manuel Llinás in Uganda while I was living in East Africa. When I moved back to the US, he introduced me to the amazing world of functional genomics and metabolomics through our work studying malaria.
    • What brought you to the University of Michigan?
      The depth and breadth of Michigan’s biomedical research.
    • What’s your favorite hobby?
      Playing LEGOs with my son.


Illustration: Nutrition and the brain

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