Kirk Jensen

Dr, PhD

  • North Terrace, SAHMRI

    5000 Adelaide


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1994 …2020

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Dr. Kirk Jensen is an RNA biochemist and molecular biologist. His research focus is post-transcriptional gene regulation, and he is currently investigating how human cells regulate the initiation of translation, the process by which ribosomes decode the genetic instructions found in messenger RNA (mRNA) to make new proteins. Dr. Jensen joined SAHMRI in 2016 as a Senior Research Fellow. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and was both a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University in New York. Prior to joining SAHMRI, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

1 Sep 199131 Dec 1995

Bachelor's Degree, Stanford University

1 Sep 198330 Jun 1987

External positions

Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Adelaide

1 Feb 20161 Feb 2020


  • mRNA
  • RNA-binding protein
  • post-transcriptional gene regulation
  • translation initiation
  • ribosome
  • capCLIP
  • RNAseq
  • translational control
  • 5' UTR
  • 3' UTR


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