Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D.

Cerebrum - author - August 2014 - feature(1)Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D., is Donald Bren Professor and director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine. Before his move to California in 2006, he was director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France. Sassone-Corsi’s major interest is concentrated on the mechanisms of signal transduction able to modulate nuclear functions and, in particular gene expression, chromatin remodeling, and epigenetic control. He has received many awards, including the EMBO Gold Medal, the Charles-Leopold Mayer Prize of the Academie des Sciences (France), and the Ipsen Award for Endocrinology (USA). He received his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Naples, Italy.