Our home is at the Department of Biological Sciences, LSU.  
collage of images from the Vourekas LabThe Vourekas lab is exploring mechanisms of gene regulation that act at the RNA level.
We employ classic biochemistry, genetics and high-throughput sequencing approaches
(CLIP-Seq, RNA-Seq) to understand the functional roles of proteins that bind and act on RNA, and elucidate the regulatory activities of RNA-protein complexes in vivo.

We are particularly interested in mRNA regulation by small RNAs, and more recently,
control of translation initiation, especially during stress. These are mechanisms that are often dysregulated in diseases, and our ultimate aspiration is to describe paradigms
that can help the fight against human ailments. 



12.17.21 Congratulations to Monsif Shawky for passing his General exam!

08.18.21 We welcome the new member of the family "Pherenike"

08.12.21 Congratulations to Alison Scarboro for passing her qualifying exam!

10.17.20 We welcome Eleni Liapi in the lab!

09.01.20 We welcome Mahmoud Dondeti and Abd-El-Monsif (Monsif) Shawky in the lab!

08.15.20 We welcome Alison Scarboro in the lab!

01.25.20 We welcome Kaili Taylor and Kenneth Avanzino
in the lab!

01.15.20 One year at LSU Biological Sciences!

12.18.19 CLIP experiment brewing...

12.18.19 Lab Website is live!