Please join us in congratulating Madeline Sherlock who will be recognized at the 2018 RNA conference as a winner of the 2018 RNA Society/Scaringe Award. The conference will be held May 29 to June 3, 2018, in Berkeley, California.
Madeline Sherlock is a graduate student completing the requirements for her Ph.D. degree in the laboratory of Ronald Breaker at Yale University in New Haven, CT. She received her BS degree at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA, where she worked as an undergraduate in the laboratory of Phil Bevilacqua. Her doctoral work in the Breaker lab examines orphan riboswitches. Her discoveries have allowed her to identify four distinct riboswitch classes for guanidine and identify the ligands for three of those. Her work has identified the regulation mechanisms for some of the most fundamental biochemical processes on the planet.