Lorna Harries


Professor Lorna Harries gained her PhD from University College London in 1994, and now holds a personal chair in molecular genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School. Lorna established the RNA-mediated disease mechanisms group at Exeter in 2006, and now also holds a position as co-founder, co-director and Chief Scientific Officer at SENISCA Ltd, a spin out company founded on the Harries lab’s research. Lorna has interests in omics approaches to the study of human ageing and age-related disease processes in humans, and her work takes a genes to systems approach, ranging from ‘big data’ analyses to detailed individual molecular analysis of particular genes. Her team were the first to report dysregulation of alternative splicing as a new, and druggable, hallmark of ageing, and a demonstration of this in human primary cells.