User:Christopher C VanLang

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Christopher VanLang

Graduate Student
Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
Swartz Lab
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2013, Ph.D. Candidate Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
2008, B.S. Chemical Engineering, Yale University, Branford College


  • After throwing around the frisbee and wrestling for several years, Chris has hung up his boots to understand how the structures of riboswitches are perturbed by their ligands. Between experiments, Chris is always hunting for music and dances to the tunes in his head.


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Research interests

  • RNA structure
  • Mechanisms of riboswitch function
  • Kinetic modeling

Past Research



  1. Kladwang W, VanLang CC, Cordero P, and Das R. A two-dimensional mutate-and-map strategy for non-coding RNA structure. Nat Chem. 2011 Oct 30;3(12):954-62. DOI:10.1038/nchem.1176 | PubMed ID:22109276 | HubMed [VanLang-NChem-2011]
  2. Kladwang W, VanLang CC, Cordero P, and Das R. Understanding the errors of SHAPE-directed RNA structure modeling. Biochemistry. 2011 Sep 20;50(37):8049-56. DOI:10.1021/bi200524n | PubMed ID:21842868 | HubMed [VanLang-Biochem-2011]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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