Olivia Rissland, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics


  • Barrington CL, Galindo G, Koch AL, Horton ER, Morrison EJ, Tisa S, Stasevich TJ, Rissland OS. Synonymous codon usage regulates translation initiation. Cell Rep. 2023 Dec 26;42(12):113413. PubMed PMID: 38096059
  • Rissland OS. Olivia S. Rissland. Curr Biol. 2023 Dec 4;33(23):R1212-R1214. PubMed PMID: 38052165
  • Mansouri-Noori F, Pircher A, Bilodeau D, Siniavskaia L, Grigull J, Rissland OS, Bayfield MA. The LARP1 homolog Slr1p controls the stability and expression of proto-5'TOP mRNAs in fission yeast. Cell Rep. 2023 Oct 31;42(10):113226. PubMed PMID: 37851576
  • Briney CA, Rissland OS. Planes, trains, and automobiles: How cells localize their molecules. Mol Cell. 2023 Aug 3;83(15):2618-2620. PubMed PMID: 37541217
  • Rodrigues DC, Mufteev M, Yuki KE, Narula A, Wei W, Piekna A, Liu J, Pasceri P, Rissland OS, Wilson MD, Ellis J. Buffering of transcription rate by mRNA half-life is a conserved feature of Rett syndrome models. Nat Commun. 2023 Apr 5;14(1):1896. PubMed PMID: 37019888
  • Mufteev M, Rodrigues DC, Yuki KE, Narula A, Wei W, Piekna A, Liu J, Pasceri P, Rissland OS, Wilson MD, Ellis J. Transcriptional buffering and 3'UTR lengthening are shaped during human neurodevelopment by shifts in mRNA stability and microRNA load. bioRxiv. 2023 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 36909614
  • Riemondy K, Henriksen JC, Rissland OS. Intron dynamics reveal principles of gene regulation during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. RNA. 2023 May;29(5):596-608. PubMed PMID: 36764816
  • Krause M, Henderson A, Griner D, Rissland OS, Beard J, Bartels K. A Statewide Voluntary Movement Addressing the Shortage of Medical Supplies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2021 Sep;111(9):1595-1599. PubMed PMID: 34436929
  • Rissland OS. Dynamics of RNA-protein interactions studied in living cells. Nature. 2021 Mar;591(7848):39-40. PubMed PMID: 33654297
  • Deivid C. Rodrigues, Marat Mufteev, Kyoki E. Yuki, Ashrut Narula, Wei Wei, Alina Piekna, Jiajie Liu, Peter Pasceri, Olivia S. Rissland, Michael D. Wilson, and James Ellis. “Buffering of transcription rate by mRNA half-life is a conserved feature of Rett syndrome models.” bioRxiv. 2021.
  • Kent Riemondy, Jesslyn C. Henriksen, and Olivia S. Rissland. “Intron dynamics reveal principles of gene regulation during the maternal-to-zygotic transition.” bioRxiv. 2021.
  • Kristen J. Wade, Samantha Tisa, Chloe Barrington, Kristy R. Crooks, Chris R. Gignoux, Austin T. Almand, J. Jordan Steel, John C. Sitko, Joseph W. Rohrer, Douglas P. Wickert, Erin A. Almand, David D. Pollock, and Olivia S. Rissland. “Phylodynamics of a regional, SARS-CoV-2 rapid spreading even in Colorado.” medRxiv. 2021.
  • Danielle Y. Bilodeau, Ryan M. Sheridan, Balu Balan, Aaron R. Jex, and Olivia S. Rissland+. “Precise gene models using long-read sequencing reveal a unique poly(A) signal in Giardia lamblia.” bioRxiv. 2021.
  • Zavortink M, Rutt LN, Dzitoyeva S, Henriksen JC, Barrington C, Bilodeau DY, Wang M, Chen XXL, Rissland OS. The E2 Marie Kondo and the CTLH E3 ligase clear deposited RNA binding proteins during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Elife. 2020 Jun 23;9. PubMed PMID: 32573431
  • Rissland OS. Big Insights into Small RNAs. Biochemistry. 2020 Apr 28;59(16):1551-1552. PubMed PMID: 32289221
  • Narula A, Ellis J, Taliaferro JM, Rissland OS. Coding regions affect mRNA stability in human cells. RNA. 2019 Dec;25(12):1751-1764. PubMed PMID: 31527111
  • Jagannathan S, Ramachandran S, Rissland OS. Slow Down to Catch Up. Cell. 2019 Aug 8;178(4):774-776. PubMed PMID: 31398334
  • Vicens Q, Kieft JS, Rissland OS. Revisiting the Closed-Loop Model and the Nature of mRNA 5'-3' Communication. Mol Cell. 2018 Dec 6;72(5):805-812. PubMed PMID: 30526871
  • Adivarahan S, Livingston N, Nicholson B, Rahman S, Wu B, Rissland OS, Zenklusen D. Spatial Organization of Single mRNPs at Different Stages of the Gene Expression Pathway. Mol Cell. 2018 Nov 15;72(4):727-738.e5. PubMed PMID: 30415950
  • Lugowski A, Nicholson B, Rissland OS. DRUID: a pipeline for transcriptome-wide measurements of mRNA stability. RNA. 2018 May;24(5):623-632. PubMed PMID: 29438994
  • Lugowski A, Nicholson B, Rissland OS. Determining mRNA half-lives on a transcriptome-wide scale. Methods. 2018 Mar 15;137:90-98. PubMed PMID: 29247756
  • Rissland OS, Subtelny AO, Wang M, Lugowski A, Nicholson B, Laver JD, Sidhu SS, Smibert CA, Lipshitz HD, Bartel DP. The influence of microRNAs and poly(A) tail length on endogenous mRNA-protein complexes. Genome Biol. 2017 Oct 31;18(1):211. PubMed PMID: 29089021
  • Wang M, Ly M, Lugowski A, Laver JD, Lipshitz HD, Smibert CA, Rissland OS. ME31B globally represses maternal mRNAs by two distinct mechanisms during the Drosophila maternal-to-zygotic transition. Elife. 2017 Sep 6;6. PubMed PMID: 28875934
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