Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator

Laboratory of Genetics


251 Bayview Boulevard
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21224


Research Topics

RNA sequences modulate turnover and translation of mammalian mRNAs: RBPs and microRNAs associate dynamically with mRNAs and modulate their stability and translation rates. We use human diploid fibroblasts and immortal human cell lines to study specific mRNAs encoding proteins involved in cell division, cellular senescence, and the response to cellular damage (e.g., cdks, cyclins, cdk inhibitors, apoptosis-related proteins, oncoproteins, and tumor suppressors). We study the 5'-untranslated region (UTR), the coding region (CR) and the 3'UTR of mRNAs to identify sequences that affect mRNA half-life and translation, such as regions of association with RBPs and sequences of interaction with microRNAs.


Dr. Gorospe received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Developmental Biology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993. She then joined the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for post-doctoral training and has been a Principal Investigator and head of the RNA Regulation Section since 1998. Her group studies post-transcriptional gene regulation in mammalian models of cellular stress, cell division, senescence, and aging. Her research program investigates the influence of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and microRNAs on the expression of gene products involved in these processes.

Selected Publications

  1. Kim KM, Noh JH, Bodogai M, Martindale JL, Pandey PR, Yang X, Biragyn A, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M. SCAMP4 enhances the senescent cell secretome. Genes Dev. 2018;32(13-14):909-914.

  2. Zhang P, Kishimoto Y, Grammatikakis I, Gottimukkala K, Cutler RG, Zhang S, Abdelmohsen K, Bohr VA, Misra Sen J, Gorospe M, Mattson MP. Senolytic therapy alleviates Aβ-associated oligodendrocyte progenitor cell senescence and cognitive deficits in an Alzheimer's disease model. Nat Neurosci. 2019;22(5):719-728.

  3. Kim KM, Noh JH, Bodogai M, Martindale JL, Yang X, Indig FE, Basu SK, Ohnuma K, Morimoto C, Johnson PF, Biragyn A, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M. Identification of senescent cell surface targetable protein DPP4. Genes Dev. 2017;31(15):1529-1534.

  4. Noh JH, Kim KM, Abdelmohsen K, Yoon JH, Panda AC, Munk R, Kim J, Curtis J, Moad CA, Wohler CM, Indig FE, de Paula W, Dudekula DB, De S, Piao Y, Yang X, Martindale JL, de Cabo R, Gorospe M. HuR and GRSF1 modulate the nuclear export and mitochondrial localization of the lncRNA RMRP. Genes Dev. 2016;30(10):1224-39.

  5. Steri M, Orrù V, Idda ML, Pitzalis M, Pala M, Zara I, Sidore C, Faà V, Floris M, Deiana M, Asunis I, Porcu E, Mulas A, Piras MG, Lobina M, Lai S, Marongiu M, Serra V, Marongiu M, Sole G, Busonero F, Maschio A, Cusano R, Cuccuru G, Deidda F, Poddie F, Farina G, Dei M, Virdis F, Olla S, Satta MA, Pani M, Delitala A, Cocco E, Frau J, Coghe G, Lorefice L, Fenu G, Ferrigno P, Ban M, Barizzone N, Leone M, Guerini FR, Piga M, Firinu D, Kockum I, Lima Bomfim I, Olsson T, Alfredsson L, Suarez A, Carreira PE, Castillo-Palma MJ, Marcus JH, Congia M, Angius A, Melis M, Gonzalez A, Alarcón Riquelme ME, da Silva BM, Marchini M, Danieli MG, Del Giacco S, Mathieu A, Pani A, Montgomery SB, Rosati G, Hillert J, Sawcer S, D'Alfonso S, Todd JA, Novembre J, Abecasis GR, Whalen MB, Marrosu MG, Meloni A, Sanna S, Gorospe M, Schlessinger D, Fiorillo E, Zoledziewska M, Cucca F. Overexpression of the Cytokine BAFF and Autoimmunity Risk. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(17):1615-1626.

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