John Anderson

John Anderson

Research Associate

Room: B325 Microbiology
Phone: 970-491-4881


  • B.S., Biology - University of Wyoming
  • M.S., Botany - Colorado State University

Research Interests

Using our in vitro RNA decay assays, John is working on understanding how RNA viruses such as Dengue and Sindbis interface with the RNA decay machinery to promote a productive infection.

Recent Publications

Bergman N, Moraes K.C., Anderson J.R., Zaric B, Kambach C, Schneider R.J., Wilusz C.J., Wilusz J. (2007) Lsm proteins bind and stabilize RNAs containing 5' poly(A) tracts. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 9:824-831

Anderson JR, Mukherjee D, Muthukumaraswamy K, Moraes KC, Wilusz CJ, Wilusz J. (2006) Sequence-specific RNA binding mediated by the RNase PH domain of components of the exosome. RNA. 12(10):1810-6.

Opyrchal, M., Anderson, J.T., Sokoloski, K.J., Wilusz, C.J. and Wilusz, J. (2005) A cell-free mRNA stability assay reveals conservation of the enzymes and mechanisms of mRNA decay between mosquito and mammalian cell lines. Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 35(12):1321-34

Anderson JR, Barnes WS, Bedinger P. 2002 2,6 Dichlorobenzonitrile, a cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor, affects morphology and structural integrity of petunia and lily pollen tubes. Journal of Plant Physiology 159(1):61-67.