Frank J Slack PhD
Senior Research Scientist in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Departments & OrganizationsMolecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyStem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell SymmetryStem Cell GeneticsCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleSmall RNAs in DevelopmentGene Regulation and Functional Genomics
Frank Slack received his
B.Sc from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, before completing his
Ph.D in molecular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He started
work on microRNAs as a postdoctoral fellow in Gary Ruvkun’s laboratory at Harvard
Medical School, where he co-discovered the second known microRNA, let-7. He is currently a Professor in
the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale
University. The Slack laboratory studies the roles of microRNAs and their targets
in cancer, development, and aging.
- Johnson, S., et al. (2005). RAS is regulated by the let-7 microRNA family. Cell 120:635-647.