Paula J. Schlax

Stella James Sims Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bonney Science Center, Room 311


My laboratory is investigating translational regulation, RNA localization and RNA decay in spirochetes, including the organism that causes Lyme disease. I am particularly interested in the importance of the thermodynamics and kinetics of mRNA folding in in regulating RNA levels and translation.

I am also involved in fostering inclusion and equity in STEM.