29.9.19, Congrats to our new PhD graduate: Utkarsh Kapoor, PhD!

Congratulations to Utkarsh Kapoor from the M. Jantsch Lab (MedUni Vienna): On Thursday 26 September he successfully defended his PhD thesis “Global Interplay of A-to-I RNA editing & pre-mRNA Splicing“!


Utkarsh joined the lab of Michael Jantsch in 2015 after passing the VBC PhD selection and when the M. Jantsch Lab was at the Max Perutz Labs Vienna. In 2016 the lab moved to the the Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology of the MedUni Vienna where Utkarsh continued and successully completed his PhD project.

Publications during his PhD studies:

Licht K, Kapoor U, Amman F, Picardi E, Martin D, Bajad P, Jantsch MF. A high resolution A-to-I editing map in the mouse identifies editing events controlled by pre-mRNA splicing. Genome Res. 2019 Sep;29(9):1453-1463.

Schaefer M, Kapoor U, Jantsch MF. Understanding RNA modifications: the promises and technological bottlenecks of the ‘epitranscriptome’. Open Biol. 2017 May;7(5). pii: 170077.

Licht K, Kapoor U, Mayrhofer E, Jantsch MF. Adenosine to Inosine editing frequency controlled by splicing efficiency. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jul 27;44(13):6398-408.

We welcome Utkarsh to the DK RNA Alumni club and wish him all the best for his future!