Prof Lorna Harries
“Dysregulated alternative splicing – a new (and druggable) hallmark of ageing”
Professor Lorna Harries gained her PhD from University College London in 1994.
Lorna established the RNA-mediated disease mechanisms group at Exeter in 2006, and holds a personal chair in Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School and a position as co-founder, co-director and Chief Scientific Officer at SENISCA Ltd, a spin out company founded on the Harries lab’s research.
Lorna also heads the Exeter Animal Free Research Centre of Excellence (ARC 2.0) funded by Animal Free Research UK. The Harries lab have interests in -omics approaches to the study of ageing and age-related disease processes in humans, and her work takes a genes to systems approach, ranging from ‘big data’ analyses to detailed individual molecular analysis of particular genes.
Her team were the first to report dysregulation of alternative splicing as a new, and druggable, hallmark of ageing.