Amy Pasquinelli, Ph.D.



Amy E. Pasquinelli is a Professor in the Molecular Section of the Division of Biology at the University of California, San Diego. She received her B.A. from Bucknell University with a Major in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and English. She was granted a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed postdoctoral training in the Departments of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, and Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, where she initiated her studies on the emerging microRNA field. Currently, the Pasquinelli lab focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the biogenesis, specificity and regulatory functions of microRNAs in an endogenous context.


B.A., Biology with Minors in Chemistry and English, Bucknell University
Ph.D., Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School

Awards and Honors

Amy has been named a Keck Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research, a Searle Scholar, a V Foundation for Cancer Research Scholar, an Emerald Foundation Scholar and a Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator