IFOM Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna Lab

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna Lab

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, a cell biologist expert in the study of cellular aging processes, directs the DNA damage Response and Cellular Senescence research program at IFOM.
Born in Udine in 1966, d'Adda di Fagagna studied Biology at the University of Trieste, where he graduated in 1990.
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DNA Damage Response and Cellular Senescence

We study the physiological consequences of DNA damage at the cellular and organismal level mainly, but not exclusively, in mammals. Nuclear DNA damage triggers a signaling and effector pathway known as the DNA damage response (DDR) that coordinates cell-cycle arrest (checkpoint functions) and DNA repair.
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Recent publications

Group members

Post doc
Sofia Francia
Ubaldo Gioia
Fabio Pessina
Francesca Rossiello
Sara Sepe
Giulia Dell'Omo
PhD Students
Alessia di Lillo
Corey Jones-Weinert
Ilaria Rosso
Sara Tavella
Technician/Lab manager
Valentina Matti
Former members
Marek Adamowicz (Postdoc at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Julio Aguado (Postdoc at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering
and Nanotechnology,
University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia)

Aurora Cerutti (Postdoc at NKI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Giuseppina D'Alessandro (Postdoc at the University of Cambridge)
Raffaella Di Micco (Principal Investigator at San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy)
Miriana Dobreva (Sanofi)
Matteo Formenti (Technician at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels, Belgium)
Marzia Fumagalli (Head of Technology Transfer Office at IEO)
Alessandro Galbiati (Senior Scientist at the AstraZeneca IMED Oncology , Bioscience DNA Damage Response Group, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, UK )
Fabio Iannelli (Bioinformatician at IFOM)
Flavia Michelini(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York)
Muege Ogrunc (Scientific project manager in Synlab)
Leonid Schneider
Marie Sgandurra (Lab scientist, Université de Lausanne, CH)
Sheetal Sharma (Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh, India )
Lucia Spath (Italian Coast Guard Officer)
Gabriele Sulli (Postdoc at Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA)
Jelena Vermezovic (Postdoc in IFOM)
Valerio Vitelli

(update: April 2019)

IFOM Review

DNA: in telomeres lesions of time are inevitable
Commentary on Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna's paper published on Nature Cell Biology, by Leonard Hayflick (2012)
Dark matter of the genome, a safeguard of genetic integrity
Commentary on Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna's paper published on Nature, by Geneviève Almouzni & Antonin Morillon (2013)
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In the press

Nell'Alzheimer il "crac" del Dna
La Stampa - Tutto Scienze e Tecnologia

2015.03.25 | Stefano Rizzato

Addio illusioni. C'è un algoritmo che sa la nostra vera età
La Stampa - Tutto Scienze e Tecnologia
2014.04.23 | Daniele Banfi
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