In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of our members, each month we profile two RNA Society members—one Full member and one Student/Post-doctoral Fellow member—as part of our Member Spotlight Series.

Read about your colleagues’ career paths, their advice for succeeding in science, and their favorite RNA!

Featured Spotlights

Professor Leoš Valasek is the head of the Laboratory of Regulation of Gene Expression (LRGE) at the Institute of Microbiology at The Czech Academy of Science (CAS) in Prague. Read about his pursuit in understanding eukaryotic translation initiation and his deep dives into RNA research and Alpine valleys during downhill skiing.

Dr. Natoya Peart is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, working in Dr. Russ Carstens’s lab. Written by Dr. Prakash Kharel, this month’s piece describes how Dr. Peart set her sights on research, and became intrigued by RNA, and her greatest challenges as a Black female scientist.





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