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Goldstrohm Lab People

Aaron Goldstrohm, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies, BMBB Graduate Program
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Member of the Masonic Cancer Center, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer




Dr. Goldstrohm was raised on a farm in western Pennsylvania, where he developed an interest in nature, biology, and science. These interests were fostered by an excellent high school teacher, Albert Baraniak, and through participation in the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences and Howard Hughes Summer Institute. He attended Penn State University, where he studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Ross Hardison. Dr. Goldstrohm completed his graduate degree at Duke University in the laboratory of Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco, where he studied mechanisms regulating mRNA synthesis and processing. Dr. Goldstrohm then went to the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he performed research on post-transcriptional gene regulation under the guidance of Dr. Marvin Wickens. In 2008, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, where he initiated a research program focused on gene regulation by Pumilio RNA-binding proteins and taught Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. In 2015, Dr. Goldstrohm moved to the University of Minnesota, where he continues to research mechanisms of gene regulation and their impact on human disease and developmental biology. Dr. Goldstrohm teaches Molecular Genetics and RNA biology.

Current Lab Members

  • Robert Connacher, BMBB Graduate Student
  • Rebecca Haugen, BMBB Graduate Student
  • Isioma Enwerem, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Katherine McKenney, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Richard Roden, undergraduate student researcher
  • John Pum, undergraduate student research