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Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D.
Center Director and Donald Bren Professor
Ph.D. University of Naples

Dr. Sassone-Corsi studies gene expression and signal transduction, with an emphasis on the links between cellular metabolism, epigenetics, and the circadian clock.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Naples.  Dr. Sassone-Corsi was appointed Distinguished Professor of the Department of Pharmacology at UC Irvine in 2006, serving from 2006 to 2011 as Department Chair. He later founded UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism.

Among his many distinctions, Dr. Sassone-Corsi was awarded the EMBO Gold Medal, the IPSEN Endocrine Regulation Prize, and the Charles-Léopold Mayer Award of the Académie des Sciences, Paris.  He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an External Professor of the Max Planck Society, Germany.

Email: – Office: Sprague Hall 324 – Phone: (949) 824-4540  

Lauren Stokes, Ed.D.
Administrative Assistant III and Assistant to the Director
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Concordia University Irvine
M.S. Industrial Psychology, University of Southern California
B.A. Psychology, Communication, CSU Channel Islands

Dr. Stokes serves the Center’s administrative operations in addition to assisting the Director. As a higher education professional, Dr. Stokes has held faculty and staff positions at universities within Southern California.  She has received awards for her social justice research, which focuses on highlighting discrimination and campus climate as they relate to exacerbations in college degree attainment for underserved populations.

Email: – Office: Sprague Hall 326 – Phone: (949) 824-2961  


Sprague Hall – Third Floor
F3 on Campus Map (Building # 839)

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The closest permit dispenser is in Lot 83
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