Anita H. Corbett, PhD


Titles and Roles

Samuel C. Dobbs Professor, Department of Biology
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Anita H. Corbett, PhD, is the Samuel C. Dobbs Professor in the Department of Biology at Emory University. She also serves as a PhD advisor in the MD/PhD Program in the Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Corbett is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Dr. Corbett received her PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dr. Corbett's lab study both regulation of nuclear protein import and mRNA processing/export. They have a strong emphasis on collaborative studies that cross interdisciplinary boundaries. They exploit several genetic model organisms including budding yeast, Drosophila, and mice. Much of their current work focuses on understanding the role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression with an emphasis on proteins mutated in human disease. Current projects study proteins linked to muscular dystrophy, cancer, and intellectual disability.


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Dr. Corbett received the Eleanor Main Graduate Faculty Mentor Award from Emory University School of Medicine, and was one of four recipients of the 2018 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science.

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