Norm Pace
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology

Our laboratory carried out research in two areas. In one, we studied the structure and mechanism of activity of the catalytic RNA moiety of the RNA processing enzyme ribo-nuclease P (Rnase P). In the second, we explored naturally occurring communities of microorganisms using molecular methods that sidestep the need to cultivate the organisms. Although these two research areas might seem disparate, they overlap substantially in techniques and in a phylogenetic-comparative approach.

Curriculum Vitae