The Zika ThreatThe infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
Dr. Simpson is interested in a novel post transcriptional RNA modification phenomenon known as U-insertion/deletion RNA editing that occurs in the mitochondria of trypanosomaid protists.
Lab home page: http://dna.kdna.ucla.edu/simpsonlab/
Research web site: http://dna.kdna.ucla.edu/simpsonlab/research.htm
Online Course on Molecular Parasitology: http://dna.kdna.ucla.edu/parasite_course-old/default.aspx