Research in the Benayoun lab focuses on the study of how aging influences genomic regulation, and in return, how modulation of the epigenome and transcriptome can influence the aging process. To study this question, we use a unique combination of high-throughput ‘omics’ approaches, machine-learning, and experimental validation in vertebrate aging models (e.g. mouse, African turquoise killifish, etc.). Our goal is to discover novel target genes and pathways playing a fundamental role in healthy and pathological aging by leveraging the power of big data.

The Benayoun lab is part of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and is affiliated to USC Stem Cell and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Bérénice Benayoun, PhD

Assistant Professor of Gerontology

Email: bbenayou@usc.edu
Office Location: GER B14

Research Interests:

  • Genomic Regulation
  • Epigenome and Transcriptome Modulation and the Aging Process
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Vertebrate Aging models