John Sinnamon studied Biology at Providence College, earning a B.S. in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2013 from Stony Brook University, where he studied the role of RNA binding proteins in mediating active trafficking of mRNAs in the nervous system. He joined the lab of Dr. Gail Mandel to pioneer the potential of site-directed RNA editing to correct mutations in the repressor, MECP2, which causes the neurodevelopmental disorder, Rett Syndrome. John is also interested in studying how endogenous RNA editing specificity is achieved and how this important regulatory process contributes to cellular diversity in the nervous system.