Zachary Campbell joined the UTD faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. In 2018 he was awarded one of five Outstanding Teacher Awards by the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Campbell is the head of the RNA Control Lab and a member of the Center for Advanced Pain Studies and the Texas Pain Research Consortium. His research interests focus on RNA and how "regulatory information encoded by untranslated regions present in mRNA relates to pain amplifying behavior" with the goal of designing "mechanism-based inhibitors of RNA-protein interactions."

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  • Global Pairwise RNA Interaction Landscapes Reveal Core Features of Protein Recognition 

    Zhou, Qin; Kunder, Nikesh; De La Paz, Jose Alberto; Lasley, Alexandra E.; Bhat, Vandita D.; Morcos, Faruck; Campbell, Zachary T.
    RNA-protein interactions permeate biology. Transcription, translation, and splicing all hinge on the recognition of structured RNA elements by RNA-binding proteins. Models of RNA-protein interactions are generally limited ...
  • Inhibition of Poly(A)-Binding Protein with a Synthetic RNA Mimic Reduces Pain Sensitization in Mice 

    Barragan-Iglesias, Paulino; Lou, Tzu-Fang; Bhat, Vandita D.; Megat, Salim; Burton, Michael D.; Price, Theodore J.; Campbell, Zachary T. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-10-22)
    Nociceptors rely on cap-dependent translation to rapidly induce protein synthesis in response to pro-inflammatory signals. Comparatively little is known regarding the role of the regulatory factors bound to the 3' end of ...