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: 

Absent from DNA and protein: genomic characterization of nullomers and nullpeptides across functional categories and evolution.

Genome biology

Georgakopoulos-Soares I, Yizhar-Barnea O, Mouratidis I, Hemberg M, Ahituv N

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination in Lactation: Assessment of adverse effects and transfer of anti-SARS-CoV2 antibodies from mother to child.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Golan Y, Prahl M, Cassidy AG, Gay C, Wu AHB, Jigmeddagva U, Lin CY, Gonzalez VJ, Basilio E, Warrier L, Buarpung S, Li L, Asiodu IV, Ahituv N, Flaherman VJ, Gaw SL

Evaluation of Messenger RNA From COVID-19 BTN162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccines in Human Milk.

JAMA pediatrics

Golan Y, Prahl M, Cassidy A, Lin CY, Ahituv N, Flaherman VJ, Gaw SL

Author Correction: lentiMPRA and MPRAflow for high-throughput functional characterization of gene regulatory elements.

Nature protocols

Gordon MG, Inoue F, Martin B, Schubach M, Agarwal V, Whalen S, Feng S, Zhao J, Ashuach T, Ziffra R, Kreimer A, Georgakopoulos-Soares I, Yosef N, Ye CJ, Pollard KS, Shendure J, Kircher M, Ahituv N