Lucio Comai


Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Keck School of Medicine
Institute for Genetic Medicine

Research Topics

  • Human aging
  • Age-onset diseases
  • Cancer
  • Telomere biology
  • Triplet repeat expansion
  • Ribosome biogenesis

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Research Overview

The research in my laboratory studies the molecular basis of human aging. We currently focus on the analysis of the cellular processes leading to the development of Werner syndrome (WS) and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (HGPS), two premature aging diseases. In addition, we collaborate with the Reddy lab to study the molecular mechanisms of diseases caused by triplet repeat expansions.