Luciano Di Croce PhD

Luciano Di Croce obtained his PhD from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In 1996 he moved to Marburg (Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Miguel Beato where he became interested in understanding the link between transcription and chromatin structure. After a second postdoctoral stage at the European Institute for Oncology (IEO, Milan) in Milan with PierGiuseppe Pelicci, he established his laboratory at Center for Genomic Regulation -CRG (Barcelona) in 2003, as an ICREA Professor.

Dr. Di Croce’s laboratory addresses the molecular basis of epigenetic alterations during the early phase of tumorigenesis, that is: how epigenetic modifications and chromatin changes are established and, once in place, how they affect gene expression, cell differentiation and transformation.