American Journal of Biochemistry

American Journal of Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to provide an active forum to the global scientific community for publishing and disseminating high quality research work in the field of biochemistry.

Richard Fahiman

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biochemistry

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Areas

Biochemistry,RNABiology,Mass Spectrometry


2001Ph.DDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
1996B.ScHonors Biochemistry with a minor in Biology, Simon Fraser University,Burnaby


2011-presentAssistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
2006-presentAssistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2001-2003Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Chaulk S, Thede GL, Kent OA, Xu Z, Gesner E, Veldhoen RA, Khanna SK, Goping IS, MacMillan AM, Mendell JT, Young H, Fahlman RP & Glover JNM. Role of pri-miRNA Tertiary Structure in miR-17~92 Biogenesis. RNA BIOL. In Press (2011).
[2]  Fung AW, Ebhardt HA, Abeysundara H, Moore J, Xu Z, Fahlman RP. An alternative mechanism of the catalysis of peptide bond formation by L/F transferase: substrate binding and orientation. J. MOL. BIOL. 409(4): 617-629 (2011).
[3]  Payoe R, Fahlman RP. Dependence of RelA-mediated (p)ppGpp formation on tRNA identity. BIOCHEMISTRY 50(15): 3075-3083 (2011).
[4]  Ebhardt HA, Fedynak A, Fahlman RP. Naturally occurring variations in sequence length creates microRNA isoforms that differ in argonaute effector complex specificity. SILENCE. 1:12 (2010).
[5]  Ebhardt HA, Tsang H, Dai D, Liu, Y, Bostan B, Fahlman RP. Meta-analysis of small RNA sequencing errors reveals ubiquitous post transcriptional RNA modifications. NUCLEIC ACIDS RES. 37 (8): 1202-1210. (2009).
[6]  Ebhardt HA, Xu Z, Fung AW, and Fahlman RP. Quantification of the posttranlational addition of amino acids to proteins by MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry. ANAL. CHEM. 81 (5): 1937-1943 (2009).
[7]  Dale T, Fahlman RP, Olejniczak M, Uhlenbeck OC. Specificity of the Ribosomal A Site for Aminoacyl-tRNAs. NUCLEIC ACIDS RES. 37 (4): 1202-1210. (2009).
[8]  Fahlman RP, Olejniczak M, Uhlenbeck OC. Quantitative analysis of deoxynucleotide substitutions in the codon-anticodon helix J. MOL. BIOL. 355 (5): 887-892. (2006).
[9]  Olejniczak M, Dale T, Fahlman RP, Uhlenbeck OC. Idiosyncratic tuning of tRNAs to achieve uniform ribosome binding. NAT. STR. MOL. BIOL. 12 (9): 788-793. (2005).
[10]  Fahlman RP, Dale T, Uhlenbeck OC. Uniform binding of aminoacylated transfer RNAs to the ribosomal A and P sites. MOL. CELL 16 (5): 799-805. (2004).
[11]  Fahlman RP, Uhlenbeck OC. Contribution of the esterified amino acid to the binding of aminoacylated tRNAs to the ribosomal P-and A-sites. BIOCHEMISTRY 43 (23): 7575-7583. (2004).
[12]  Fahlman RP, Hsing M, Sporer-Tuhten CS, Sen, D. Duplex pinching: A structural switch suitable for contractile DNA nanoconstructions. NANO LET. 3 (8): 1073-1078. (2003) .
[13]  Fahlman RP, Sharma RD, Sen D. The charge conduction properties of DNA holliday junctions depend critically on the identity of the tethered photooxidant. JOUR. AM. CHEM. SOC. 124 (42): 12477-12485. (2002).
[14]  Fahlman RP, Sen D. DNA conformational switches as sensitive electronic sensors of analytes. JOUR. AM. CHEM. SOC. 124 (17): 4610-4616. (2002).
[15]  Fahlman RP, Sen D. "Synapsable" DNA double helices: Self-selective modules for assembling DNA superstructures. JOUR. AM. CHEM. SOC. 121 (48): 11079-11085. (1999).
[16]  Fahlman RP, Sen D. Cation-regulated self-association of "synapsable" DNA duplexes J. MOL. BIOL. 280 (2): 237-244 (1998).