Samie Jaffrey

Samie Jaffrey

Dr. Samie Jaffrey is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He received an M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he also conducted postdoctoral work. Dr. Jaffrey’s laboratory focuses on identifying novel RNA regulatory pathways the control protein expression in normal cellular function and in disease processes. His research uses novel imaging, sequencing, microfluidic, and chemical biology approaches to address these questions. Dr. Jaffrey’s laboratory developed a novel class of RNAs referred to as “RNA mimics of green fluorescent protein,” which are used to image RNA localization and monitor RNA processing in living cells. The Jaffrey laboratory extended this technology to create a new class of genetically encoded biosensors composed of RNA that allows signaling molecules to be imaged in living cells.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, USA