Prof. Dan Fabris
Professor of Chemistry, Founder of RiboDynamics, LLC.
Dan Fabris is professor and the Harold S. Schwenk Sr. Distinguished Chair in Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from University of Padova (Italy) and was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council in Padova and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His group developed new MS approaches for the elucidation of RNA and protein-RNA complexes that were not directly amenable to X-ray crystallography or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).. After moving to University at Albany to become one of the founding members of The RNA Institute, his research interests expanded to include the investigation of the effects of covalent RNA modifications of both endogenous and exogenous origin on the structure/dynamics of viral RNA. His group developed new strategies for epitranscriptomics analysis that enables the investigation of RNA post-transcriptional modification at a system level. At University of Connecticut since 2020, he is now capitalizing on these unique technologies to explore the role of the epitranscriptome in virus-host interactions and to identify new targets for the development of more effective antiviral therapies.