Aleister J Saunders, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Departments of Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University

Director, RNAi Resource Center, Drexel University

After receiving his B.S. at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Saunders earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School, focusing on functional genomics and human genetics. He currently is an associate professor at Drexel University and director of the RNAi Resource Center laboratory.


Funded Research

Project Description Researchers Funding
miRNAs in AD Pathology

This project will test the hypothesis that microRNAs regulate protein levels of APP and Genome Wide Association Screen (GWAS)-identified levels of APP and GWAS-identified risk genes.


Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.
Ezekiel Crenshaw, Brian P. Leung, Chun Kit Kwok, Michal Sharoni, Kalee Olson, Neeraj P. Sebastian, Sara Ansaloni, Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Michael R. Akins, Philip C. Bevilacqua, Aleister J. Saunders, Amyloid Precursor Protein Translation Is Regulated by a 3’UTR Guanine Quadruplex, PLOS ONE, 10(11), Nov 2015