Next Taubman Tech Talk to highlight RNA research

March 12, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Nils G. Walter is the founding director of the Single Molecule Analysis in Real-Time Center. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

Nils Walter, Ph.D., and Mats Ljungman, Ph.D., are co-directors of the U-M RNA Center for Biomedicine, a hub that was formed in 2016 to connect RNA researchers throughout the university and provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing around RNA biomedicine.

In 2018, the RNA Center was one of the five recipients of a Biosciences Initiative grant under a new program championed by U-M President Mark Schlissel.

The two will deliver a lecture to all interested members of the Michigan Medicine community as part of the Taubman Tech Talk Series. The talk will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in the CVC’s Danto Auditorium.

Click here to register!

To learn more about his work and to better prepare for the upcoming lecture, the University Record sat down with Walter for a quick Q&A.

What memorable moment in the workplace stands out?

The moments when you get a real discussion going, and you have real discussion between students and faculty.

What can’t you live without?

Intellectual challenge and inspiration.

Name your favorite spot on campus.

The Diag.

What inspires you?

Diversity. The best ideas come about from a diverse group of people.

What are you currently reading?

“Troublemakers” by Leslie Berlin.

Who had the greatest influence on your career path?

My Ph.D. mentor.

Click here for even more of Walter’s story.