Diego Lorenzetti, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

 +974 4492 8205 


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 2004


Dr. Lorenzetti joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) in October 2012. Prior to coming to WCM-Q, he served as a Visiting Instructor of Biology at Guilford College in Greensborough, North Carolina, where he taught introductory biology courses and associated laboratories as well as a Molecular Cell Biology course.

He is currently teaching the Biological Sciences course sequence (BIOG1101-1102) and Human Genetics (BIOGD 2820) in the Premedical program at WCM-Q

Dr. Lorenzetti received a Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His research interests had focused on various aspects of human and mouse genetics, including generating animal models of neurological disease and identifying novel genes involved in male fertility.

Selected Publications

  • Lorenzetti D, Poirier C, Zhao M, Overbeek PA, Harrison W, Bishop CE. A transgenic insertion on mouse chromosome 17 inactivates a novel immunoglobulin superfamily gene potentially involved in sperm-egg fusion. Mamm Genome. 2014 Apr;25(3-4):141-8.
  • Hicks AN, Lorenzetti D, Gilley J, Lu B, Andersson KE, Miligan C, Overbeek PA, Oppenheim R, Bishop CE. Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase 2 (Nmnat2) regulates axon integrity in the mouse embryo. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47869.
  • MacLean JA, 2nd, Lorenzetti D, Hu Z, Salerno WJ, Miller J, Wilkinson MF. Rhox homeobox gene cluster: recent duplication of three family members. Genesis. 2006 Mar;44(3):122-9.
  • Lorenzetti D, Bishop CE, Justice MJ. Deletion of the Parkin coregulated gene causes male sterility in the quakingviable mouse mutant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2004 Jun 1;101(22):8402-7.
  • Lorenzetti D, Antalffy B, Vogel H, Noveroske J, Armstrong D, Justice M. The neurological mutant quakingviable is Parkin deficient. Mammalian genome. 2004 Mar;15(3):210-7.
  • Lorenzetti D, Watase K, Xu B, Matzuk MM, Orr HT, Zoghbi HY. Repeat instability and motor incoordination in mice with a targeted expanded CAG repeat in the Sca1 locus. Human molecular genetics. 2000 Mar 22;9(5):779-85.