Can Cenik

  • Assistant Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Contact Information


Cenik received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, followed by his Ph.D. in Genetics at Harvard Medical School under the tutelage of Dr. Frederick P. Roth. Prior to joining UT Austin, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship under Dr. Michael P. Snyder in genetics at Stanford University, School of Medicine. Cenik has received both an NIH early investigator award and a CPRIT recruitment award


Cenik’s research involves broad analyses of RNA, RNA translation, and protein levels to understand molecular mechanisms governing translation of specific RNAs. Cenik’s work requires cutting-edge genomic and proteomic studies coupled with rigorous bioinformatic analysis.

Research Areas

  • AI for Health or Computational Science
  • Molecular Biology or Genetics
  • Statistics, Big Data or Machine Learning

Fields of Interest

  • Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics
  • System and Synthetic Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology


  • Postdoctoral Training, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • B.A. in Applied Mathematics, Harvard College