Dr Katharina Gapp
Post doctoral fellow
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
Katharina is a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Eric Miska, interested in environmentally triggered psychopathology and the role of epigenetics as a mean of storage of experiences. Her research focuses on epigenetic mechanisms underlying the transmission of acquired traits.
My research explores mechanisms underlying the epigenetic transmission of acquired traits, with a particular focus on inherited disease risk. During my phd studies in Isabelle Mansuy´s lab of neuroepigenetics at ETH Zürich I demonstrated the involvement of sperm RNAs in the transgenerational effects of early life stress. I am now interested in extrapolating these findings to other models.