"Paolo was a groundbreaking researcher, dedicated professor, devoted scholar & a dear friend of the Estée Lauder brand. Our hearts go out to his family, friends & colleagues," the company said in a statement.
For three decades, Sassone-Corsi conducted research focused on unraveling how epigenetics is critical for healthy lifespan, wellbeing, appropriate circadian sleep cycles, aging and disease prevention. According to Estée Lauder, his seminal discoveries changed the circadian clock paradigm, proving the existence of secondary clocks that control peripheral tissues throughout the body.
Furthermore, research conducted in the Sassone-Corsi Laboratory charted new territory in understanding how circadian clocks communicate to synchronize cellular processes, linking epigenetics and metabolism in a vast array of biological systems. Sassone-Corsi published several hundred peer-reviewed articles, many in the highest impact science journals, and received an expansive list of prestigious international scientific awards.
Sassone-Corsi's collaboration with Estée Lauder was recently published here.