Studying long non-coding RNAs in development
The Cerase Lab is based at the Department of Biology - University of Pisa (formerly at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London). The team is currently working on long non-coding RNA biology, X Chromosome inactivation (XCI) and XCI reversal using different experimental approaches. The lab is also interested in drug discovery for X-linked neurodevelopmental disorders such as Rett syndrome and CDKL5 deficiency disorder and female-biased neurological disorders. The long-term lab plan is to study the epigenetic basis of brain development in health and disease with a particular focus on the role of lncRNAs and chromatin architecture.