Dieter G Soll PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Microbiology | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural BiologyCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: RNA Biology

Research Interests

Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthesis; Functional Genomics; Life Science Biological; Mechanism of Translation more...


  • Ph.D., Stuttgart Technical University, 1962

Selected Publications

  • Palioura, S., Sherrer, R.L., Steitz. T.A., Söll, D. and Simonovic, M. (2009) Catalytic complex of human SepSecS-tRNASec reveals mechanism of selenocysteine formation. Science 325, 321-325.
  • Randau, L., Stanley, B.J., Kohlway, A., Mechta, S., Xiong, Y. and Söll, D. (2009) A unique cytidine deaminase edits C-to-U in transfer RNAs in archaea. Science 324, 657-659.
  • Nozawa, K., O’Donoghue, P., Gundllapalli, S., Araiso, Y., Ishitani, R., Umehara, T., Söll, D. and Nureki, O. (2009) Pyrrolysyl-tRNA synthetase–tRNAPyl structure reveals the molecular basis of orthogonality. Nature 457, 1163-1167.



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