During her PhD in Professor Dame Caroline Dean’s group Susan helped to develop the first method for plants to enable imaging and counting of single molecules of RNA at the cellular level.
After successfully using this method as a Postdoctoral Scientist, Susan now works in the Dr Yiliang Ding lab, using this method and developing new imaging tools to investigate the role of RNA structure in gene transcription, splicing and degradation.
Zhang Y., Yang M., Duncan S., Yang X., Abdelhamid M. A. S., Huang L., Zhang H., Benfey P. N., Waller Z. A. E., Ding Y. (2019)G-quadruplex structures trigger RNA phase separation.Nucleic acids researchPublisher's version: 0305-1048
Duncan S., Rosa S. (2017)Gaining insight into plant gene transcription using smFISH.TranscriptionPublisher's version: 2154-1272
Rosa S., Duncan S., Dean C. (2016)Mutually exclusive sense–antisense transcription at FLC facilitates environmentally induced gene repressionNature Communications (7)Publisher's version: ISSN 2041-1723