The Corn Lab

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 dispose of entire organelles. 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 Swiss National Science Foundation, the European Research Council, the NCCR RNA & Disease, the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NOMIS Foundation, and the Lotte und Adolf Holtz Foundation.

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September 9, 2020

Increasing HDR by putting stem cells back to sleep, published in Cell Reports

When using CRISPR genome editing in stem cells, it’s far easier to break a gene with indels than to fix it with HDR. This manifests in an interesting way. If you...

August 13, 2020

Welcome to Pia

Pia received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from ETH Zürich in 2018. She joined the Corn Lab as a Master student in February 2020 working on a CRISPR-based ...

August 13, 2020

Welcome to Moritz

Moritz joined the Corn lab as a PhD student in July 2020. He has received his Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna in 2020. Moritz’...

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

JACOB.CORN@BIOL.ETHZ.CH

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