Date of Award

Summer 8-7-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Paul Feinstein

Second Advisor

Dr. Diana Bratu

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Yujia Xu


In the olfactory system, olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) express odorant receptors (ORs) in a singular fashion through unknown mechanisms. Published data supports the notion that singularity is achieved, in part, through a modification the mRNA strand, perhaps in its 5’cap region. This theoretical study aims to test this 5’cap hypothesis.

Included in

Biochemistry Commons



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