Undergraduate education

Boston University, BA, 2002

Years in MSTP



Biophysics, 2008


Ronald Raines, PhD

Thesis title

Ribonucleases as cancer and viral therapeutics: role of coulombic interactions


Pediatrics, Columbia University, 2010-2013


Pediatric critical care, Columbia University Medical Center, 2013-2017

Current position

Faculty instructor, Department of Pediatrics – Critical Care, Columbia University Medical Center

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PhD publications

Turcotte RF, Lavis LD, Raines RT. Onconase cytotoxicity relies on the distribution of its positive charge. FEBS J. 2009 Jul;276(14):3846-57. PubMed PMID: 19523116; PMCID: PMC2754565.

Turcotte RF, Raines RT. Design and characterization of an HIV-specific ribonuclease zymogen. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Nov;24(11):1357-63. PMID: 19025416; PMCID: PMC2888699.

Turcotte RF, Raines RT. Interaction of onconase with the human ribonuclease inhibitor protein. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Dec 12;377(2):512-4. PMID: 18930025; PMCID: PMC2605674.