Keynote Speaker

Roy Parker, Ph.D., is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and the Cech-Leinwand Endowed Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition, he has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1994.
Parker received a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California, San Francisco, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His current laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that control mRNA stability and mRNA translation and how dysregulation of these processes contributes to disease.
Among many other honors, Parker was the president of the RNA society in 2010 and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has a prolific publication record of original research articles, invited reviews and book chapters.