Anthony Leung

Academic Titles: 
Associate Professor
Appointments/Affiliations: 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bloomberg School of Public Health
 

410-502-8939

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, W8041
Baltimore, MD 21205
Office: E8632
Lab: E8647

Research Interest: 
Developing and utilizing novel techniques to understand ADP-ribosylation and RNA biology in virus infection and cancers.

Dr. Leung’s research focuses on developing and utilizing novel techniques to understand ADP-ribosylation and RNA biology in virus infection and cancers. He recently discovered novel roles of ADP-ribosylation in RNA granules and non-coding RNA biology. Though ADP-ribosylation has been identified for over 50 years, it has been challenging to answer mechanistic questions without knowing where the endogenous sites of modification are. To solve this long-standing problem in the field, Dr. Leung has developed a non-biased proteomics approach to identify ADP-ribosylation sites at all classes of amino acids at the proteome level inside cells. His current research overlaps nicely with various colleagues at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, e.g., with Dr. Rachel Green on characterizing a novel RNA decay pathway, and with Dr. Geraldine Seydoux on RNA granules.