Group leader: Lisa Frankel

Lisa Frankel has a long-standing interest in molecular and cellular cancer biology, with the aim of understanding some of the basic errors that occur in our cells to drive cancer initiation and progression. Lisa Frankel has specialized in the field of RNA biology, with a focus on understanding the molecular actions of cancer-associated non-coding RNAs and RNA-binding proteins. In addition, Lisa has a strong background and keen interest in understanding the molecular regulation of autophagy and its dysregulation in cancer. The two fields of RNA biology and autophagy are combined in her research, to elucidate new aspects of molecular autophagy control and its interplay with RNA. 
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Lisa performed her studies at the University of Copenhagen and at McGill University, Montreal. After her PhD and postdoc at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Lisa was awarded with a prestigious start-up grant from the Lundbeck Foundation, allowing the establishment of her independent group at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in 2019.  


Group leader Lisa Frankel 

ORCID: 0000-0001-7249-3607

Twitter: @frankellisa2

Key Funding

The Lundbeck Foundation: LF fellow

The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Knæk Cancer - Talented Young Researcher