Good morning! I am Ryan Stanton, a member of Dr. Shuo Gu’s research group within the RNA Biology Lab at NCI-Frederick. Here, we study microRNA modifications and their affects on the molecules’ targeting, stability, and turnover. I contribute through building new molecular tools to determine the target repertoires of individual microRNAs. Because this work will require a great deal of RNA-seq down the line, I hope to get experience in using the command line in Unix and developing analysis tools from this course. Thank you, and I look forward to learning with you all!