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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Victor Hatini

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Victor Hatini

Victor Hatini

Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology

Office phone: 617-636-3493
Lab phone: 617-636-2799
Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 322
Laboratory: 
Jaharis 3
Education: 
BSc, Biology, Hebrew University
MS, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute
PhD, Molecular Biology, Cornell University Medical School
Postdoctoral Training, The Rockefeller University
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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