Dr. Cottrell received his PhD in molecular cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). His dissertation research focused on regulation of gene expression by microRNAs and RNA binding proteins. He is currently a NIH/NIGMS Ruth Kirschstein F32 Postdoctoral Fellow at the WUSTL School of Medicine. An RNA biologist by training, Dr. Cottrell is interested in dysregulation of post-transcriptional control of gene expression in cancer. He currently studies translational reprogramming upon loss of tumor suppressors, and the role of RNA editing in breast cancer.