Alisha Jones named one of C&EN's Talented 12

Submitted by Diana Knight on

The Chemical & Engineering News' Talented 12 highlights twelve early-career scientists doing research that will have a global impact. Congratulations to Alisha "Jonesy" Jones, PhD '15 on being named one of C&EN's T12, selected from nearly 450 nominations submitted by C&EN's readers!

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Jonesy completed her doctoral work on "Development and evaluation of peptide mimetic inhibitors of HIV-1 replication; Structure of the conserved core region of the lincRNA Cyrano" at the University of Washington under the guidance of Professor Gabriele Varani in 2015. She conducted postdoctoral research at Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen in the lab of Professor Michael Sattler and  is now assistant professor of chemical biology at New York University. Her research group "focuses on developing and applying biophysical and biochemical approaches to make it easier to study RNA structure and dynamics" to "improve our ability to link it [the RNA] to the biological processes it regulates, and therapeutically target it when it is implicated in disease."

To learn more about Jonesy and her research, visit her NYU faculty page or research group website, or follow her on X at @DrJ_RNA.