Philip Hinds, PhD

Philip Hinds, PhD

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BS, MS, Biochemistry, University of Maine, Orono
PhD, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Postdoctoral Training, Whitehead Institute, MIT


Campus: Boston
Office: M&V 701
Laboratory: Jaharis 901

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2734
Lab Phone: 617-636-4016
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics


Research Synopsis

Our laboratory studies the role of the retinoblastoma protein (pRB) pathway in differentiation and cancer. The retinoblastoma protein acts to control proliferation at least in part by regulating transcription of genes required for DNA synthesis. Recent work demonstrates that pRB can also promote the synthesis of gene products involved in generating the differentiated phenotype of a number of different tissue types. Further, pRB plays a role in enforcing the permanent cell cycle withdrawal associated with terminal differentiation and the tumor-suppressive process of senescence.


Lab Members

Jaymes Farrell, PhD Student in Genetics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Siobhan McRee, PhD Student in Genetics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jodie Pietruska, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research