Research

The main foci of my lab are to reverse-engineer the ribosomes, and to uncover, discover novel functions of RNA.

We are interested in the RNA research: folding, assembly, and functions, using bioinformatics, biophysical chemistry, synthetic biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and cell biology. We pay extraordinary attentions to the RNA association with metals, beyond group I and group II cations. In addition we use virus-like particle (VLP) to pack various sizes of RNA for cancer immunotherapy.

Degrees and Positions Held
Positions Held
  • 2019 – present   Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University
  • 2015 – present   Joint Appointment Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica
  • 2014 – 2019   Assistant Professor, Institute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University
  • 2008 – 2014   Post Doctoral Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Degrees
  • 2008   Ph.D., Bioinformatics, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Selected Publications
A. S. Petrov, C. R. Bernier, C. Hsiao, A. M. Norris, N. A. Kovacs, C. C. Waterbury, V. G. Stepanov, S. C. Harvey, G. E. Fox, R. M. Wartell, N. V. Hud and L. D. Williams
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2014)
C. R. Bernier, A. S. Petrov, C. C. Waterbury, J. Jett, F. Li, L. E. Freil, X. Xiong, L. Wang, B. L. Migliozzi, E. Hershkovits, Y. Xue, C. Hsiao, C., Bowman, S. C. Harvey, M. A. Grover, Z. J. Wartell and L. D. Williams
Faraday Discuss (2014)
A. S. Petrov, C. R. Bernier, B. Gulen, C. C. Waterbury, E. Hershkovits, C. Hsiao, S. C. Harvey, N. V. Hud, G. E. Fox, R. M. Wartell and L. D. Williams.
PLoS One (2014)
Hsiao, C., Lenz, T.K., Peters, J.K., Fang, P.Y., Schneider, D.M., Anderson, E.J., Preeprem, T., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E.B., Lie, L., Athavale, S. S., Gossett, J.J., Trippe, C., Murray, J., Petrov, A.S., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., Hud, N.V., Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2013)
Hsiao, C., Chou, I.C., Okafor, C.D., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E.B., Athavale, S.S., Petrov, A.S., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., Williams, L.D.
Nature Chemistry (2013)
Petrov, A.S., Bernier, C.R., Hershkovits, E., Xue, Y., Waterbury, C.C., Hsiao, C., Stepanov, V.G., Gaucher, E.A., Grover, M.A., Harvey, S.C., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Fox, G.E., Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2013)
Maehigashi T., Hsiao, C., Woods, K.K., Moulaei, T., and Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2012)
Athavale, S.S., Gossett, J.J., Hsiao, C., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E., Hershkovitz, E., Preeprem, T., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., and Williams, L.D.
RNA (2012)
Athavale, S.S., Petrov, A.S., Hsiao, C., Watkins, D., Prickett, C.D., Gossett, J.J., Lie, L., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E., Bernier, C.R., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R., Harvey, S.C., and Williams, L.D.
PLoS ONE (2012)
Petrov, A.S., Bernier, C., Hsiao, C.; Okafor, C.D., Tannenbaum, E, Stern, J., Gaucher, E., Schneider, D., Hud, N.V, Harvey, S.C.; Williams, L.D.
J. Phys. Chem. B (2012)

The main foci of my lab are to reverse-engineer the ribosomes, and to uncover, discover novel functions of RNA.

We are interested in the RNA research: folding, assembly, and functions, using bioinformatics, biophysical chemistry, synthetic biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and cell biology. We pay extraordinary attentions to the RNA association with metals, beyond group I and group II cations. In addition we use virus-like particle (VLP) to pack various sizes of RNA for cancer immunotherapy.

Positions Held
  • 2019 – present   Associate Professor, Institute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University
  • 2015 – present   Joint Appointment Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica
  • 2014 – 2019   Assistant Professor, Institute of Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University
  • 2008 – 2014   Post Doctoral Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Degrees
  • 2008   Ph.D., Bioinformatics, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
A. S. Petrov, C. R. Bernier, C. Hsiao, A. M. Norris, N. A. Kovacs, C. C. Waterbury, V. G. Stepanov, S. C. Harvey, G. E. Fox, R. M. Wartell, N. V. Hud and L. D. Williams
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2014)
C. R. Bernier, A. S. Petrov, C. C. Waterbury, J. Jett, F. Li, L. E. Freil, X. Xiong, L. Wang, B. L. Migliozzi, E. Hershkovits, Y. Xue, C. Hsiao, C., Bowman, S. C. Harvey, M. A. Grover, Z. J. Wartell and L. D. Williams
Faraday Discuss (2014)
A. S. Petrov, C. R. Bernier, B. Gulen, C. C. Waterbury, E. Hershkovits, C. Hsiao, S. C. Harvey, N. V. Hud, G. E. Fox, R. M. Wartell and L. D. Williams.
PLoS One (2014)
Hsiao, C., Lenz, T.K., Peters, J.K., Fang, P.Y., Schneider, D.M., Anderson, E.J., Preeprem, T., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E.B., Lie, L., Athavale, S. S., Gossett, J.J., Trippe, C., Murray, J., Petrov, A.S., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., Hud, N.V., Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2013)
Hsiao, C., Chou, I.C., Okafor, C.D., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E.B., Athavale, S.S., Petrov, A.S., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., Williams, L.D.
Nature Chemistry (2013)
Petrov, A.S., Bernier, C.R., Hershkovits, E., Xue, Y., Waterbury, C.C., Hsiao, C., Stepanov, V.G., Gaucher, E.A., Grover, M.A., Harvey, S.C., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Fox, G.E., Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2013)
Maehigashi T., Hsiao, C., Woods, K.K., Moulaei, T., and Williams, L.D.
Nucleic Acids Res. (2012)
Athavale, S.S., Gossett, J.J., Hsiao, C., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E., Hershkovitz, E., Preeprem, T., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R.M., Harvey, S.C., and Williams, L.D.
RNA (2012)
Athavale, S.S., Petrov, A.S., Hsiao, C., Watkins, D., Prickett, C.D., Gossett, J.J., Lie, L., Bowman, J.C., O'Neill, E., Bernier, C.R., Hud, N.V., Wartell, R., Harvey, S.C., and Williams, L.D.
PLoS ONE (2012)
Petrov, A.S., Bernier, C., Hsiao, C.; Okafor, C.D., Tannenbaum, E, Stern, J., Gaucher, E., Schneider, D., Hud, N.V, Harvey, S.C.; Williams, L.D.
J. Phys. Chem. B (2012)