Joan A Steitz PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells

Molecular Virology

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: RNA Biology | Steitz Lab

Molecular Virology

Research Interests

Autoantibodies; Gene Expression; RNA; RNA Processing; SnRNPs; Viral Transformation  more...


  • B.S., Antioch College, 1963
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967

Selected Publications

  • Moss, W.N., and Steitz, J.A. (2013). Genome-wide analyses of Epstein-Barr virus reveal conserved RNA structures and a novel stable intronic sequence RNA. BMC Genomics 14, 543. PMCID: PMC3751371
  • Alexandrov, A., Colognori, D., Shu, M-D., and Steitz, J.A. (2012). Human spliceosomal protein CWC22 plays a role in coupling splicing to exon junction complex deposition and nonsense-mediated decay. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA. 109, 21313-21318. PMCID: PMC3535618
  • Brown, J.A., Valenstein, M.L., Yario, T.A., Tycowski, K.T., and Steitz, J.A. (2012). Formation of triple-helical structures by the 3'-end sequences of MALAT1 and MENß noncoding RNAs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 109, 19202-19207. PMCID: PMC3511071



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