NBD Seminar Series (on-site): Regulation of small non-coding RNAs


MicroRNAs and 7SK are small RNA molecules that are important for controlling animal developmental, differentiation, and disease processes. We are investigating how the cellular levels of microRNAs are precisely controlled through regulation of their degradation, and how modification of 7SK snRNA contributes to gene regulation. Our research aims to provide the basis for designing therapeutic molecular tools to control gene expression via small RNAs.


Room 7C, Level 7, Duke-NUS


Asst Prof Cao Mian
Principal Investigator
Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders Programme, Duke-NUS

Contact Person:

Joyceline Ng (
Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders Programme, Duke-NUS

All are welcome.  No registration is required.

Date and Time

01 Jun 2023 @ 16:00 - 01 Jun 2023 @ 17:00


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Dr Xie Mingyi
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida

From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Xie’s Ph.D. work focused on investigating the structure and function of vertebrate telomerase, under the guidance of Dr. Julian Chen at Arizona State University. In 2010, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Joan Steitz at Yale University to study non-canonical microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis in Herpesviruses and their mammalian hosts. Dr. Xie joined the faculty at the University of Florida in September, 2016.