Richard Goodman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Summary of Current Research

Richard Goodman is director of the Vollum Institute. He also holds appointments as professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After receiving his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1976. Goodman trained in clinical medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1976 to 1978 and was an endocrinology fellow at New England Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He was appointed as an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1982 and returned to Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1983, where he rose to the rank of professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Molecular Medicine. He has been at the Vollum since 1990.

Selected Publications

"Novel primate miRNAs coevolved with ancient target genes in germinal zone-specific expression patterns," Neuron (Vol: 81, Issue: 6, Page 1255-1262) - 2014

"MicroRNA-134 activity in somatostatin interneurons regulates H-Ras localization by repressing the palmitoylation enzyme, DHHC9," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Vol: 110, Issue: 44, Page 17898-17903) - 2013

"Capturing microRNA targets using an RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC)-trap approach," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Vol: 109, Issue: 50, Page 20473-20478) - 2012

"Corrigendum to "An activity-induced microRNA controls dendritic spine formation by regulating Rac1-PAK signaling" [YMCNE (2010) 146-156]," Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Vol: 49, Issue: 2, Page 250-) - 2012

"Regulation of microRNA-375 by cAMP in pancreatic-βcells," Molecular Endocrinology (Vol: 26, Issue: 6, Page 989-999) - 2012



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