Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet, SE
Keywords: mammalian noncoding RNA biology, gene regulation, transcriptional control, RNA binding proteins, transcriptome evolution, disease transcriptomics, liver, epigenetics, NextGen sequencing
Claudia Kutter received her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. She worked on small RNA-mediated regulation of stem cell differentiation in the groups of Frederik Meins and Witold Filipowicz at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (Basel, Switzerland). As a postdoctoral researcher Claudia then joined Duncan Odom’s laboratory at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) to study the evolution of noncoding RNAs. Claudia became a SciLifeLab fellow and assistant professor at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) in March 2016. She is now leading her independent research group at the SciLifeLab in Stockholm. Her group’s research efforts are generously supported by several external funding agencies. Claudia became a member of the Young Academy of Europe in 2017.
The Kutter lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism by which mammalian noncoding RNAs regulate genes and genome structure in healthy and diseased somatic tissue and in the germline. The research group interrogates the evolution and regulatory roles of long noncoding RNAs and transfer RNA at the genome- and transcriptome-wide level by using and continuously developing cutting-edge experimental and computational deep sequencing methods.