Overview

The Corn Lab develops and uses next-generation genome editing and regulation technologies. We work on both fundamental biological discovery and potential therapies for human genetic diseases. Our focus is the mechanisms by which cells repair their DNA, maintain and differentiate hematopoietic stem cells, and use ubiquitin signaling to propagate cellular signals. Through technology development, mechanistic cellular biochemistry, and translational projects, we are working to unravel complex cellular phenotypes to further biological understanding and improve human health.

Our work is supported by the ETH Zurich, the NCCR RNA & Disease, Heritage Medical Research Foundation, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.

News

January 16, 2019

We’re hiring!

Are you interested in working on genome editing, DNA repair, and organelle quality control in a dynamic lab environment? We are seeking a technician/lab manager...

December 5, 2018

Welcome to our new Ph.D. students

We have two new Ph.D. students at ETH Zurich: Marija Banovic and Lilly van de Venn. Marija is interested in the biology of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells...

December 1, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had an slightly belated American Thanksgiving in Zürich, complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. After eating more than our fill,...

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Blog - Making the Cut

October 16, 2018 2 Comments

Bootstrapping a lab

Today I’m going to talk about setting up a lab from a 10,000 foot view. I got thinking about this because my social media feed was recently filled with people...
June 12, 2017 1 Comment

Shapers and Mechanists

There’s a series of cyberpunk short stories and a book written in the 1980s by Bruce Sterling called The Schismatrix. It centers around two major offshoots...

June 1, 2017 1 Comment

Backpacking season

It’s important to spend time outside the lab. And before you ask, that’s not why the blog has been dormant. I was teaching this last semester (a general biochemistry...

November 9, 2016 0 Comments

Sequence replacement to cure sickle cell disease

My lab recently published a paper, together with outstanding co-corresponding authors David Martin (CHORI) and Dana Carroll (University of Utah), in which...

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Contact Us

Questions and/or comments about Corn Lab and its activities may be addressed to:

JACOB.CORN@BIOL.ETHZ.CH

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