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

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells

Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Cell Biology: Cell Biology of RNA | Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics


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

  • Chen, X., Sim, S., Wurtmann, E.J., Feke, A. and Wolin, S.L. (2014). Bacterial noncoding Y RNAs are widespread and mimic tRNAs. RNA 20, 1715-24.

Latest Honor and Recognition

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