Erich Chapman

Assistant Professor

What I do

I'm an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry. I teach in our 3rd year Biochemistry course series and run a research lab focused on understanding important topics in RNA and protein biochemistry.


nucleic acids biochemistry


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2010
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Idaho, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • RNA Society


My lab is interested in the biochemical properties of the eukaryotic RNA decay machinery. We use a variety of experimental approaches to test hypothesis related to the mechanistic and thermodynamic bases for RNA decay.

Key Projects

  • RNAs that Resist Degradation in the Cell and the Manipulation of RNA stability in Living Organisms