Victor Hatini, PhD

Victor  Hatini, PhD

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BSc, Biology, Hebrew University
MS, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute
PhD, Molecular Biology, Cornell University Medical School
Postdoctoral Training, The Rockefeller University


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 322
Laboratory: Jaharis 3

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3493
Lab Phone: 617-636-2799
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics


Research Synopsis

Research in my laboratory is directed towards understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate pattern formation, morphogenesis and growth control, processes that underlie organogenesis. We currently study: 1) Drosophila leg and wing development to understand the patterning mechanisms that generate the proximodistal axis of developing limbs; 2) joint morphogenesis to understand the mechanisms that govern the balance of forces between epithelial cell-cell adhesion and actin-myosin contractility during epithelial morphogenesis; 3) thorax closure to understand mechanisms of planar cell polarity, oriented epithelial sheet migration and sealing of epithelial sheets. We use classical and genomic screening methodologies coupled with high resolution imaging techniques to identify and characterize novel genes and pathways that drive these processes.


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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