Alex Robertson, Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 



Prof. Chris Burge

Current Position: 

Senior Scientist, Computational Biology, Foundation Medicine

Doctoral Thesis Title: Understanding regulation of mRNA by RNA binding proteins

Publications while at MIT: 

1. RNA Bind-n-Seq: Measuring the Binding Affinity Landscape of RNA-Binding Proteins.

Lambert NJ, Robertson AD, Burge CB.Methods Enzymol. 2015;558:465-493. doi: 10.1016/bs.mie.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 May 12.PMID: 26068750 Free PMC article.


2. RNA Bind-n-Seq: quantitative assessment of the sequence and structural binding specificity of RNA binding proteins.

Lambert N, Robertson A, Jangi M, McGeary S, Sharp PA, Burge CB.Mol Cell. 2014 Jun 5;54(5):887-900. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.04.016. Epub 2014 May 15.PMID: 24837674 Free PMC article.


3. Global analyses of UPF1 binding and function reveal expanded scope of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.

Hurt JA, Robertson AD, Burge CB.Genome Res. 2013 Oct;23(10):1636-50. doi: 10.1101/gr.157354.113. Epub 2013 Jun 13.PMID: 23766421 Free PMC article.