Adam Heck

Guest Associate Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Adam

Adam is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program. He is using molecular approaches including next generation sequencing to understand how gene expression is controlled in stem cells. Specifically, Adam is investigating how stem cells utilize RNA methylation to maintain the pluripotent state and/or drive differentiation. When he is not at the bench, Adam enjoys playing football, soccer and golf in the summer and snowboarding/skiing in the winter. Fellowships: NSF NRT GAUSSI Fellow 2015-2016 NSF GRFP Fellow 2016-Present


B.S., University of Sioux Falls, SD , 2013


Russo J, Lee JE, López CM, Anderson J, Nguyen TP, Heck AM, Wilusz J, Wilusz CJ (2017) The CELF1 RNA-Binding Protein Regulates Decay of Signal Recognition Particle mRNAs and Limits Secretion in Mouse Myoblasts. PLoS One. 12(1):e0170680.