Sandra L Wolin MD, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Director, Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor CellsRadiobiology & RadiotherapyCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleCell Biology: Cell Biology of RNA; Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics | HTI | Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Noncoding RNAs; RNA surveillance; RNA damage; Autoimmune disease; Environmental stress


  • M.D., Yale University , 1985
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1985

Selected Publication

  • Eckwahl, M.J., Sim, S., Smith, D., Telesnitsky, A. and Wolin, S.L. (2015). A retrovirus packages host noncoding RNAs from a novel surveillance pathway. Genes and Development 29, 646-57.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Senior Scholar Award in Aging(2006) , Ellison Medical Foundation
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