Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D.

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Department of Genetics
Institution
Scripps Research Institute
Address
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
City, State, Zip
San Diego, CA 92037
Phone
(858) 784-7659
E-mail
edenchi[at]scripps.edu
Website
http://www.scripps.edu/denchi/Denchi_Lab/Home.html
Research Field
Stem Cell Biology
Award Year
2011

Research

In our laboratory, we study the mechanisms by which DNA damage results in premature aging, with a focus on telomeric DNA damage. Damage to telomeres is particularly relevant for aging since it accumulates throughout the human lifespan, contributing to telomere dysfunction which is believed to be one of the underlying causes of aging-associated pathologies. Our goal is to identify the key physiological processes that lead to aging upon telomeric DNA damage-findings that will significantly impact public health and could reveal novel therapeutic approaches to aging.