Lawrence Rothblum, Ph.D., a professor of cell biology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rothblum is being recognized for his contributions to the field of cell biology. His research focuses on the mechanism of transcription by RNA polymerase I. RNA polymerase is an enzyme found in all living organizations. Its function is to copy a DNA sequence into an RNA sequence during the process of transcription. By understanding the mechanism of transcription, Rothblum’s research aims to provide the basis for understanding its regulation and a way to inhibit it when it becomes pathological.
Rothblum has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals about his research. He also served in an administrative capacity for the Department of Cell Biology as chairman from 2007 to 2018. He will be inducted as a fellow Feb. 16 in Washington, D.C., during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The organization elects fellows each year in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
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