Nadav Ahituv, PhD

Professor
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
+1 415 476-1838
Research Description: 

The Ahituv lab is focused on understanding the role of regulatory sequences in human biology and disease. Through a combination of comparative genomic strategies, biochemical assays, regulatory element analysis, human patient samples, mouse and fish genetic engineering technologies, and massively parallel reporter assays they are working to elucidate mechanisms whereby genetic variation within these sequences lead to changes in human phenotypes.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Gene regulation and human disease
Mentorship Development: 

4/2019 - Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
4/2019 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) with Sharon Milgram
6/2020 - Your Role in Workplace Diversity
10/2020 - DEI Champion Training
2/2021 - Three Truths & Three Tries: Facing & Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo & Macro Levels

Websites

Publications: 

Deletion of CTCF sites in the SHH locus alters enhancer-promoter interactions and leads to acheiropodia.

Nature communications

Ushiki A, Zhang Y, Xiong C, Zhao J, Georgakopoulos-Soares I, Kane L, Jamieson K, Bamshad MJ, Nickerson DA, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics , Shen Y, Lettice LA, Silveira-Lucas EL, Petit F, Ahituv N

Publisher Correction: Human-chimpanzee fused cells reveal cis-regulatory divergence underlying skeletal evolution.

Nature genetics

Gokhman D, Agoglia RM, Kinnebrew M, Gordon W, Sun D, Bajpai VK, Naqvi S, Chen C, Chan A, Chen C, Petrov DA, Ahituv N, Zhang H, Mishina Y, Wysocka J, Rohatgi R, Fraser HB

Human-chimpanzee fused cells reveal cis-regulatory divergence underlying skeletal evolution.

Nature genetics

Gokhman D, Agoglia RM, Kinnebrew M, Gordon W, Sun D, Bajpai VK, Naqvi S, Chen C, Chan A, Chen C, Petrov DA, Ahituv N, Zhang H, Mishina Y, Wysocka J, Rohatgi R, Fraser HB

Asymmetron: a toolkit for the identification of strand asymmetry patterns in biological sequences.

Nucleic acids research

Georgakopoulos-Soares I, Mouratidis I, Parada GE, Matharu N, Hemberg M, Ahituv N