In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of our members, each month we profile two RNA Society members—one Full member and one Student/Post-doctoral Fellow member—as part of our Member Spotlight Series.

Read about your colleagues’ career paths, their advice for succeeding in science, and their favorite RNA!

Featured Spotlights

Prof. Alberto R. Kornblihtt is an international member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2011) and an associate member of the Académie des Sciences, France (2021). He holds the position of Emeritus Professor at the University of Buenos Aires as well as Investigador Superior at National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina and serves as a member of the executive council of CONICET in Biological and Health Sciences. His research focuses on the coupling between transcription elongation and alternative splicing. In this month’s piece written by Dr. Sneha Lal, Prof. Kornblihtt shares how he shaped his career on RNA research in the 70’s-early 80’s, his journey to start his own lab at the age of 30 in his home country Argentina and his career advice for budding RNA scientists.

Prof. Vogel is the Director of the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in Würzburg, Germany and the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the University of Würzburg. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which the non-coding RNAs of bacterial pathogens are altered during host colonization, and how they influence the gene expression of the microbiota. In this month’s piece written by Mai I. Baker, Prof. Vogel shares his career path, his passion to bring his RNA research from bench-to-bedside and the key elements of success for junior scientist.

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