Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator

Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics


251 Bayview Boulevard
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21224


Research Topics

RNA-binding proteins and noncoding RNAs critically influence gene expression programs in physiology and disease. Towards the long-term goal of uncovering post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms in aging, we use primary cells and immortal lines to study specific RNA-driven processes that control (1) cell division and senescence, (2) cellular adaptations to energy sensing, storage, and usage, (3) cell damage responses, and (4) neurodegeneration.


Dr. Gorospe received her Ph.D. in Cell 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 by RNA-binding proteins and noncoding RNAs in mammalian cell models of stress response, senescence, energy metabolism, and neurodegeneration. Her team’s long-term goal is to identify RNA-driven gene expression programs in aging physiology and disease.

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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