Michael  Abdelsayed

Michael Abdelsayed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

mabdelsayed@callutheran.edu
(805) 493-3367
SSC 204

About

Dr. Abdelsayed is a biochemist interested in the discovery of functional nucleic acids. He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine in biological sciences. His research utilizes biochemistry and molecular biology techniques to discover and engineer novel functional RNA molecules. He is interested in discovering what roles these RNA molecules play in regulating gene expression. His research also includes evolving synthetic RNAs for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.


Dr. Abdelsayed is excited to teach Biochemistry and Genomics, in addition to other biology courses. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for science through teaching and participating in outreach events. Outside of academia, he enjoys going to concerts and having dance parties at home with his two young boys and wife.

Education

California State University, Channel Islands


B.S. in Chemistry in 2008


 


University of California, Irvine


Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 2016

Expertise

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Publications

Regulation of mRNA translation by a photoriboswitch

Kelly A. Rotstan†, Michael M. Abdelsayed†, Luiz F. M. Passalacqua, Fabio Chizzolini,

Kasireddy Sudarshan, A. Richard Chamberlin, Jiří Míšek, & Andrej Lupták

eLife Sciences 2020 9:e51737

eLife 2020;9:e51737 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.51737

 


Multiplex Aptamer Discovery through Apta-Seq and Its Application to ATP Aptamers Derived from Human-Genomic SELEX

Michael M. Abdelsayed, Bao T. Ho, Michael M. K. Vu, Julio Polanco, Robert C. Spitale, and Andrej Lupták

ACS Chemical Biology 2017 12 (8), 2149-2156

DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b00001

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