RNA repeat toxicity in neuromuscular degeneration

Susana Garcia research group

Welcome to the Garcia Lab. Our goal is to understand how nucleotide repeat expansions that result in expanded RNAs cause broad cellular dysfunction and disease. A number of neuromuscular degenerative disorders are associated with the presence of toxic, repeat-bearing RNAs in the cell.

We aim to investigate the distinct mechanisms that regulate these pathogenic processes, with a particular emphasis on Myotonic Dystrophy.


Susana M. D. A. Garcia, PhD

University Researcher 

Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE

Biocenter 2, room 4020

P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5D)

00014 University of Helsinki


Email: susanamaria.garcia@helsinki.fi

Phone: +358 50 4489 545

Lab manager phone:  +358 50 317 8563

Susana is a Principal Investigator/University Researcher at BI.