Cole Lewis

Undergraduate Researcher

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

Worked in the Lab: September 2013 - July 2017

Current position: Graduate student, Yale University

Funding: MCB Summer Research Fellowship (2014, 2015);
James Scholarship (2015)

Awarded "High Distinction for thesis work in MCB (2016)"


Lewis C, Pan T and Kalsotra A (2017) RNA modifications and structures cooperate to guide RNA-protein interactions.
Nature Reviews Mol. Cell Biol.(3):202-210. doi: 10.1038/nrm.2016.163.


My name is Cole Lewis. I am a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Honors Concentration. My current project in lab is constructing a minigene reporter for alternatively spliced genes whose splicing patterns change during development. This reporter will then be used to determine which splicing factors play a role in controlling the expression of the alternative exons. Alternative splicing is particularly interesting to me because of the astounding amount of complexity it adds to the human proteome.

When I’m not in lab (or studying), I’ll probably be playing video games, hanging out with friends, fishing, or camping.