Claudio R. Alarcón, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Departments & Organizations

Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Primary Faculty

Yale Cancer Biology Institute

Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Cancer Biology Institute


Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the impact of RNA metabolism in development, health and disease. We are primarily focused in identifying the physiological and pathophysiological roles of RNA modifications and non-coding RNAs at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Claudio, a native of Chile, obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in NYC. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University before joining Yale University in 2017.

Education & Training

PhD Cornell University/Sloan Kettering Institute (2009)
BSc P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Biochemistry (1999)
Postdoctoral Fellow The Rockefeller University

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