Neelanjan Mukherjee, PhD

Principal Investigator


Neel joined the RNA Bioscience Initiative  and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in 2017.


Postdoc: Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology in Uwe Ohler's lab.


PhD: Duke University Genetics & Genomics in Jack Keene's lab.


Amber Baldwin

Lab Manager/PRA


Amber joined the lab in Nov 2017. She has extensive experience in next-generation sequencing through here previous work at Tempus and on the PsychENCODE project.


Amber is developing a streamlined and cost-effective sequencing technology that we can use broadly within the lab. Additionally,  Amber supports the development of many projects in the lab.

Kimberly Wellman

MOLB Grad Student

Kim is from Seattle where she did her undergraduate degree and then worked in a biotech company.


Kim is currently studying RBPs that regulate human steroidogenesis.

Join us


We are always looking for driven scientists to join the team. Projects in the lab span a wide range of techniques drawing from basic molecular biology and biochemistry to genomics and computational biology. We try to think about biological problems in a quantitative manner as much as possible.


Posdocs that are interested - Please send a current CV and give me a sense of your research experience, why you are interested in the lab, and what you hope to study.

Thanks for your interest!

Neel can accept grad students through the following graduate programs:
-Molecular Biology
-Cancer Biology
-Biomedical Sciences Program
-Medical Sciences Training Program



Jillian Daigneault, PhD

Jill was a founding member of the lab that made many contributions to our investigation of lncRNAs involved in steroidogenesis. She is now pursuing her passion in career development. 

Amaresh Panda, PhD

Amaresh is now a group leader at Institute of Life Sciences.

Rotation Students

Arely Diaz (MOLB)

Arely launched a project investigating the role of a steroidogenic lncRNA in the survival cancer cells during here summer internship and rotation. She is now rotating in the Reis lab.


Will Herbst (RBI SIP)

Will is now a sophomore a Duke University.