The Christopher Lima Lab

Lima Lab 2018

We are a basic research laboratory that studies the structural, biochemical, and functional basis for macromolecules involved in post-translational protein modification by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins such as SUMO, and pathways that contribute to co- and post-transcriptional RNA maturation, processing and decay.

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Pictured: Christopher Lima

Christopher D. Lima, PhD


Research Focus

Chris Lima studies essential eukaryotic pathways that contribute to RNA processing and decay as well as posttranslational protein modification by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers such as SUMO.


PhD, Northwestern University

Selected Achievements

  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017)
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2013)
  • Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator in Basic Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2006)
  • Scholar, Rita Allen Foundation (2003-2006)
  • Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York Academy of Sciences (2003)

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  • Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (1999-2002)

Career Opportunities

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