Komor, Alexis
DNA damage and repair; Genome editing

Contact Information
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: Urey Hall 4120D
Phone: 858-246-2608
Email: akomor@ucsd.edu
Web: komorlab.ucsd.edu
Education
2014 Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
2009 B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Appointments
2017-present Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
2014-2017 Postdoctoral Scholar, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Research Interests
The Komor lab studies the chemical biology of DNA damage and repair. By illuminating the molecular details involved in DNA damage and repair we strive to significantly expand our knowledge of how damage to the genome drives various disease phenotypes. Specifically, the Komor lab applies chemical biology approaches and genome editing techniques to reveal molecular relationships between DNA damage and diseases such as cancer and aging. We strive to elucidate the underlying mechanisms that connect specific DNA lesions to mutations, cellular death, and cellular senescence.
Primary Research Area
Biochemistry
Interdisciplinary interests
Bioorganic
Cellular Biochemistry


Selected Publications