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Dr. David R. Corey was born in Cambridge. Mass., August 13, 1963. He received his BA degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1985, and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. He completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Charles Craik in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California at San Francisco (1990-1992). In 1992 Dr. Corey joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas as an Assistant Professor. In 1996 Dr. Corey received a secondary appointment to the Department of Biochemistry, and in 1998 he was promoted to Associate Professor and to Full Professor in 2003.


Harvard University , Chemistry
Graduate School
Univ of California-Berkeley (1990)

Research Interest

  • antigene oligonucleotides
  • antisense oligonucleotides
  • Nucleic acids
  • RNAi
  • Telomerase


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Allele-Selective Inhibition of Expression of Huntingtin and Ataxin-3 by RNA Duplexes Containing Unlocked Nucleic Acid Substitutions.
Aiba Y, Hu J, Liu J, Xiang Q, Martinez C, Corey DR Biochemistry 2013 Nov
ss-siRNAs allele selectively inhibit ataxin-3 expression: multiple mechanisms for an alternative gene silencing strategy.
Liu J, Yu D, Aiba Y, Pendergraff H, Swayze EE, Lima WF, Hu J, Prakash TP, Corey DR Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Aug

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence Postdoctoral Mentoring Award
  • McKnight Neuroscience Award
  • Welch Lectueship
  • CaP Cure Research Award
  • Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics