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The RNA Institute at the University at Albany, State University of New York, has appointed two new researchers.

Ken Halvorsen joins the institute as lab manager for its advanced instrumentation facility and will be responsible for developing new RNA research technologies in collaboration with institute members. He most recently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School.

Also joining the RNA Institute is Maria Basanta Sanchez, who will serve as a senior research scientist within the advanced instrumentation facility, focusing on the identification and characterization of RNA modifications using mass spectrometry and complementary techniques. Previously, she was a research scientist at the institute’s mass spec center.

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