Francesca Storici

Francesca Storici was born in Triestre (Italy) in 1968. She received a Biology degree in 1993 from the University of Trieste and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS), working at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Trieste in 1998. From 1999 to 2007, she was a Visiting and then a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH) in North Carolina (USA). In 2007, she was a Research Assistant Professor at the Gene Therapy Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In August 2007 she joined the faculty at the School of Biology of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia as Assistant Professor and soon after she received the title of Distinguished Cancer Scholar from the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Her research is on genome stability, DNA repair and gene targeting.

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DNA repair is fundamental to all cell types to maintain genomic stability. A collection of cutting-edge reviews, DNA Repair - On the pathways to fixing DNA damage and errors covers major aspects of the DNA repair processes in a large variety of organisms, emphasizing foremost developments, questions to be solved and new directions in this rapidly evolving area of modern biology. Written by researchers at the vanguard of the DNA repair field, the chapters highlight the importance of the DNA repair mechanisms and their linkage to DNA replication, cell-cycle progression and DNA recombination. Major topics include: base excision repair, nucleotide excision repair, mismatch repair, double-strand break repair, with focus on specific inhibitors and key players of DNA repair such as nucleases, ubiquitin-proteasome enzymes, poly ADP-ribose polymerase and factors relevant for DNA repair in mitochondria and embryonic stem cells. This book is a journey into the cosmos of DNA repair and its frontiers.

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