CCIB Director Dr. Nir Yakoby (Biology) received a Busch Biomedical Grant for his project “Role of tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) in patterning epithelial cells”. This is a collaboration between the Yakoby and Grigoriev Labs. The project aims to find a novel level of post-transcriptional regulation of genes using tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) during epithelial cells development. They focus on the Val-tRF that is predicted to target an inhibitor in the epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway. Congratulations!