Josh Rosenthal, Ph.D., co-founder and advisor to Korro Bio, is a neurobiologist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), studying how marine organisms adapt to the physical environment.
Josh’s research focuses on developing new, genetically tractable marine model organisms and understanding how they are affected by a changing environment. His expertise is in RNA editing, a natural process by which RNA transcripts from expressed genes in a cell are edited, thereby potentially altering the proteins that the cell will produce.
Josh first came to the MBL in the 1990s with William F. Gilly, his doctoral advisor at Stanford University, to conduct research on the squid giant axon. He subsequently did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles, with Francisco Bezanilla (now a Professor at the University of Chicago), with whom he also collaborated at the MBL. Prior to the MBL, Josh came from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, where he was a professor at the Institute of Neurobiology.