Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.

Dr. Tuschl is Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology at Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Tuschl is world-renowned for his research into the regulation of RNA, and has discovered small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs (miRNAs), and piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs).

Prior to Rockefeller, Dr. Tuschl was Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen and B.S. in Chemistry from Regensburg University.

Dr. Tuschl is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of numerous awards, including NIH Director’s Transformative Research Project Award, Ernst Jung Prize, Max Delbrück Medal, Molecular Bioanalytics Prize, Meyenburg Prize, the Wiley Prize, and the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize.