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. 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.

  2. Abdelmohsen K, Panda A, Kang MJ, Xu J, Selimyan R, Yoon JH, Martindale JL, De S, Wood WH 3rd, Becker KG, Gorospe M. Senescence-associated lncRNAs: senescence-associated long noncoding RNAs. Aging Cell. 2013;12(5):890-900.

  3. Kang MJ, Abdelmohsen K, Hutchison ER, Mitchell SJ, Grammatikakis I, Guo R, Noh JH, Martindale JL, Yang X, Lee EK, Faghihi MA, Wahlestedt C, Troncoso JC, Pletnikova O, Perrone-Bizzozero N, Resnick SM, de Cabo R, Mattson MP, Gorospe M. HuD regulates coding and noncoding RNA to induce APP→Aβ processing. Cell Rep. 2014;7(5):1401-9.

  4. Yoon JH, De S, Srikantan S, Abdelmohsen K, Grammatikakis I, Kim J, Kim KM, Noh JH, White EJ, Martindale JL, Yang X, Kang MJ, Wood WH 3rd, Noren Hooten N, Evans MK, Becker KG, Tripathi V, Prasanth KV, Wilson GM, Tuschl T, Ingolia NT, Hafner M, Gorospe M. PAR-CLIP analysis uncovers AUF1 impact on target RNA fate and genome integrity. Nat Commun. 2014;5:5248.

  5. Yoon JH, Abdelmohsen K, Kim J, Yang X, Martindale JL, Tominaga-Yamanaka K, White EJ, Orjalo AV, Rinn JL, Kreft SG, Wilson GM, Gorospe M. Scaffold function of long non-coding RNA HOTAIR in protein ubiquitination. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2939.

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