Erica Werner, PhD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Erica Werner, PhD, is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Werner is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.

Dr. Werner arrived at Emory in 2000 to work in cell adhesion, vesicular traffic and signal transduction related projects in the Department of Cell Biology. In 2011, she joined the Doetsch Lab to work on the stress response induced by DNA damage in mammalian cells. She is also involved in studies related to transcriptional mutagenesis in mammalian cells. In 2017, she joined the Yu Lab.


Dr. Werner received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. She pursued her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Zena Werb, PhD at University of California, San Francisco, where she worked on integrin signaling, matrix metalloproteases and inflammation.


Dr. Werner's research works on the stress response and genomic instability induced by DNA damage that persist over time in radiation exposed mammalian cells. She is also involved in studies related to Sirtuin 2 regulation during the DNA Damage Response.


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