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Lorna Harries

Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter.

Professor Harries gained her PhD from University College London in November 1994 and has since worked at several institutions including the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Dundee, the MRC Cell Mutation Unit at the University of Brighton and the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at the University of Exeter Medical School working with Professor Andrew Hattersley and Professor Sian Ellard. Following the award of an RCUK fellowship in 2006, She is now Professor in Molecular Genetics at CMH.

Lorna has developed an interest in gene regulation and alternative messenger RNA processing in endocrine disease and human ageing. She now heads the ‘RNA-mediated mechanisms of disease’ group at UEMS. She has written over 90 peer-reviewed articles and was awarded the Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Prize Lectureship in 2011. She is co-ordinator of the annual UEMS ‘Men in White’ school outreach with Dr, John Chilton. This event brings in year 9 students from schools stretching from South Devon to North Somerset and gives them hands-on experience of work in a research laboratory. Lorna is a STEMnet ambassador and also an Exeter Catalyst Champion for Public Engagement.

Honorary General Secretary of the British Society for Research on Ageing.

CSO and R&D lead at SENISCA.

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See also: Academia University of Exeter - UK university and member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities

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University of Exeter spinout aiming to develop senotherapeutic interventions

Lorna Harries Blog Posts

Highlights of Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020

Highlights of Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020

Key points from 20 presentations from world-leading researchers

Lorna Harries News

Exeters' company SENISCA raises £2 million to treat age-related chronic diseases

University of Exeter - 09-Jun-2022

Funding might allow RNA-based rejuvenation tech to enter ex vivo lab tests


SENISCA to reverse senescence by targeting RNA splicing patterns

Longevity Technology - 08-Apr-2022

Lorna Harries details significant breakthroughs at fourth annual Longevity Leaders World Congress


SENISCA targets sensescence using a new ageing hallmark - dysregulated mRNA processing (LEAF) - 03-Nov-2021

Lorna Harries believes dysregulated splicing as a breakthrough senotherapeutic target


Nature Biotechnology reviews the state of play of senolytics

Nature Biotechnology - 12-Nov-2020

In August, Unity announced that its lead drug candidate had failed to beat a placebo in reducing ...


Taking the new path in the field of senolytics - SENISCA

Longevity Technology - 29-Jul-2020

Old cells will be more young and beautiful


Comprehensive history and explanation of senescent cells

The Scientist - 01-Mar-2020

Including the latest on clinical trials of first-generation senolytics


Diabetics have insulin cells, but lost their function

EurekAlert! - 17-May-2019

Diabetes can be reversed, at least in the lab; Could lead to potential therapies in humans


Scientists reversed ageing by inhibiting gene pathways

Drug Target Review - 14-Sep-2018

Findings could enhance the treatments to reverse dementia or destroy cancer cells


Cellular aging halted by hydrogen sulfide gas

Medical News Today - 07-Aug-2018

3 compounds designed to deliver minute amounts of hydrogen to mitochondria inhibit cellular aging


Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

New Atlas - 08-Nov-2017

Instead of clearing out senescent cells scientists have found a way to rejuvenate them. New trea...