User:Kevin Baldridge

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Kevin Baldridge (an artistic interpretation)
  • Kevin Baldridge
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences
  • 100 E 24th St. Stop A5000
  • Austin, Texas 78712
  • NHB 4.310 | tel: (512) 232-6819
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I work in the Leahy Lab group at The University of Texas at Austin. I learned about OpenWetWare from registration required for class, and I've joined to contribute to general scientific knowledge and to create an accessible website for the Molecular Biosciences Postdoctoral Association.


  • 2017, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky
    • Specialization in Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Research interests

  1. Post-trancriptional modifications in RNA
    1. Damaging environmental effects on RNA
    2. Functional/intentional modifications for fine-tuning of regulatory RNA structure
    3. Development of tools for studying modified RNAs in vivo
  2. Thermodynamics of RNA-protein interactions
    1. Free volume signatures for cooperativity in RNA chaperones
    2. Mechanisms of specificity and affinity in engineered proteins


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