John Anderson

Research Associate Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

B320 Micro

(970) 491-7469

About John

John Anderson is a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Wilusz. He has studied RNA, viral RNA, and mRNA decay in Dr. Wilusz's lab over the last 15 years. John has worked on studying how viruses interact with the human cellular machinery and elucidated how many viruses overcome the RNA decay machinery inside human cells.


MS, Botany - Colorado State University, 2001BS, Biology - University of Wyoming, 1995


Bergman N, Moraes K.C., Anderson J.R., Zaric B, Kambach C, Schneider R.J., Wilusz C.J., Wilusz J. (2007) Lsm proteins bind and stabilize RNAs containing 5' poly(A) tracts. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 9:824-831 Anderson JR, Mukherjee D, Muthukumaraswamy K, Moraes KC, Wilusz CJ, Wilusz J. (2006) Sequence-specific RNA binding mediated by the RNase PH domain of components of the exosome. RNA. 12(10):1810-6. Opyrchal, M., Anderson, J.T., Sokoloski, K.J., Wilusz, C.J. and Wilusz, J. (2005) A cell-free mRNA stability assay reveals conservation of the enzymes and mechanisms of mRNA decay between mosquito and mammalian cell lines. Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 35(12):1321-34Anderson JR, Barnes WS, Bedinger P. 2002 2,6 Dichlorobenzonitrile, a cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor, affects morphology and structural integrity of petunia and lily pollen tubes. Journal of Plant Physiology 159(1):61-67.