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Jeff Coller, PhD

Jeff Coller
Research Interests: mRNA stability and translation, RNA therapeutics
Lab Website: Coller Lab
Research Interests

Research Interests

Jeff Coller is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins University.

His lab has made seminal discoveries in the area of messenger RNA stability and translation. He received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Coller served as Director of the RNA Center at Case Western Reserve University where he held the Henry Willson Payne Distinguished Professorship.

He studies the very essence of life: translation of the genetic code. His work has led to fundamental shifts in the understanding of gene expression by demonstrating that the genetic code is a major determinant of mRNA fate. He is the Co-founder of Tevard Biosciences and WyveRNA Therapeutics. In 2018, Tevard Biosciences was awarded Pfizer’s Golden Ticket award for promising neuroscience startups. His publications have been cited over 6,000 times, and he currently holds numerous patents for RNA-based therapeutic applications.

Titles & Affiliations


  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering


  • Postdoctoral training, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Arizona, 2000-2005
  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1994-2000
  • Hon. BS, Biology/Chemistry, The University of Michigan, 1990-1994

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