Program Directors

Program Directors

Anita-Corbett-2.jpgAnita H. Corbett, PhD
PI, Program Director 

Anita H. Corbett, PhD, is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biology at Emory University. Dr. Corbett is a member of the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics research program at Winship Cancer Institute.  She received her PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She joined the faculty at Emory University in 1997.

Dr. Corbett's lab studies both regulation of nuclear protein import and mRNA processing/export. They have a strong emphasis on collaborative studies that cross interdisciplinary boundaries. They exploit several genetic model organisms including budding yeast, Drosophila, and mice. Much of their current work focuses on understanding the role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression with an emphasis on proteins mutated in human disease. Current projects study proteins linked to muscular dystrophy, cancer, and intellectual disability.

Associate and Assistant Directors


Kristen A. Walden, PhD
Associate Director


Alejandro J. Lopez, PhD
Assistant Director