John SinnamonBS, PhD
John studied Biology at Providence College, earning a B.S. in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2013 from Stony Brook University, where he studied the role of RNA binding proteins in mediating active trafficking of mRNAs in the nervous system. He joined the Mandel lab to pioneer the potential of site-directed RNA editing to correct mutations in Mecp2, the gene that causes the neurodevelopmental disorder, Rett Syndrome. John is also interested in using mouse models of Rett Syndrome to study how different mutations in Mecp2 affect chromatin structure and how these changes relate to the disease.