The Narita Lab
CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge
We work on cellular stress response with particular emphasis on cellular senescence. Senescent cells are not just arrested cells. They are actively engaging in shaping local tissue or even the systemic environment. As a mechanism of such cellular activities, we focus on gene regulation through high-order chromatin organisation. Phenotypically, we are interested in how senescent cells impact on immune response and tumorigenesis.