DR. CARMEN CADILLA
- Ph.D.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- Postdoctoral Fellow. NCI Carcinogenesis Training Program, UT-ORGSBMS/ORNL
Postdoctoral Fellow. American Cancer Society, UT-ORGSBMS/ORNL
I am interested in rare human genetic diseases and the mechanisms of their pathology. I am presently working with diseases that are caused by mutations in the bHLH transcription factor family, focusing on the TWIST subfamily and their functional and structural properties.
I am a nucleic acid biochemist, with expertise in genetic and genomic analysis of both RNA and DNA. I have also worked with expression of recombinant proteins in E. coli and their purification and functional analysis. I currently am director of the Genomics Services at the UPR MSC RCMI Program. I also have expertise in the analysis of gene expression, mostly at the RNA level, and in transfection of mammalian cultured cells.