The Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism (CEM) brings together UC Irvine researchers who are interested in epigenetics, chromatin remodeling and cellular metabolism to foster research interactions, develop novel strategies and inform the university community of the remarkable developments in the field.
The center creates a physical, intellectual and organizational environment for the study of epigenetics and its relationship with cellular metabolism. UC Irvine's Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism has privileged relationships with other Centers of Epigenetics in Southern California.
Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism and Donald Bren Professor of the Department of Biological Chemistry at UC Irvine. Sassone-Corsi studies gene expression and signal transduction, with an emphasis on the links between cellular metabolism, epigenetics and the circadian clock.
Among his many distinctions, Sassone-Corsi was awarded the EMBO Gold Medal; the IPSEN Endocrine Regulation Prize; the Prix Charles-Léopold Mayer of the Académie des Sciences, France; the Roy Greep Award, United States; and the Transatlantic Medal of The Society for Endocrinology, United Kingdom. He is also an external professor of the Max Planck Society, Germany.