Our group studies the impact of DNA damage response (DDR) activation in biologically-relevant events such as aging and cancer. Recently, our characterization of the biogenesis of non coding RNA at sites of DNA damage (Francia Nature 2012, Michelini Nature Cell Biology 2017, Pessina Nature Cell Biology 2019) has focused our interests on DNA damage and transcription.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD, a proven track record of productivity in the context of transcription, macrophage biology, inflammation and of the use of animal models.
A mindset for translating basic findings into treatments suitable for human conditions will be important. Experience in the industry will be a plus.