Dr Eleanor Walton
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: RNA; Long non-coding RNA; Small interfering RNA
- Email: E.J.Walton@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 6.90 Manton
I gained my BSc Hons in Biology Sciences at the University of East Anglia. After a brief stint in industry I completed my PhD at the University of York during which I investigated locus-specific effects on transgene silencing and DNA methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
I joined the University of Leeds for my first postdoctoral position at the start of 2016 in the lab of Dr Julie Aspden.
I have been interested in non-coding RNA biology throughout my career, with my undergraduate and PhD projects focusing on small interfering RNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana.
At Leeds I am working on long non-coding RNA in Drosophila melanogaster. Poly-Ribo-Seq has previously identified three classes of cytoplasmic lncRNAs in D. melanogaster S2 cells depending on their association with translation machinery. I aim to identify quantitative differences in RNA-binding proteins associated with specific lncRNA and mRNAs. To achieve this, I am using RNA antisense purification with Tandem mass tags (TMT) mass spectrometry to identify RNA binding proteins of target lncRNA and mRNAs.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD, Department of Biology, University of York, UK
- BSc.(Hons), Biological Sciences with a year in Australasia, University of East