Karpen Lab: Helping to Identify New Potential Strategies to Fight Cancer

In a collaborative study, including researchers from USC and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Gary Karpen, helped to find a new function of the nuclear membrane — it fixes potentially fatal breaks in DNA strands. This study could lead to a better understanding of how and why organisms become more predisposed to cancer with age.


Photo of Gary Karpen. Credit: Mark Joseph Hanson of MarkJosephStudio.