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

Dr. Maria Barna, an Associate Professor of Genetics at Stanford University, studies how ribosomes shape organismal changes during development. In this month’s piece, written by Jennifer Porat, Dr. Barna discusses the unique path that led her to ribosomes, what motivates her to keep pursuing tough biological questions, and recent exciting projects from her lab

Dr. Steve L. Bonilla is a postdoctoral fellow currently working at University of Colorado, Denver with Prof. Jeffrey Kieft.  Notably, he is a recipient of the prestigious HHMI Hanna H. Gray postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Bonilla uses cryo-EM to study RNA structural dynamics and is excited about “being able to see RNAs in multiple conformational states in a single experiment”. In this month’s spotlight written by Dr. Anna Sherwood, he shares details of his current research, how he found his way in academia and science through challenges and offers valuable advice on mental health.


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