Katja Lamia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA. Her research program is focused on the mechanisms by which circadian clocks modulate metabolism and cell proliferation and transformation by regulating a multitude of transcription factors. Her group has made key advances in understanding the function of mammalian cryptochrome proteins, which are evolutionarily derived from light-sensing DNA repair enzymes and have adapted to respond to metabolic signals rather than light and to modulate cellular physiology via transcriptional regulation. Katja has been honored with a Searle Scholars Award from the Kinship Foundation, and a Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Scholar Award. In 2016, she received the Aschoff’s Rule, an international recognition of career contributions to circadian biology.
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