PA) - Victor Hatini, PhD, has joined the Department
of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Hatini's research addresses the underlying mechanisms
responsible for excessive growth of epithelial tissues
covering various parts of the body. To solve this, he
is using molecular genetic approaches in the fruit fly
Drosophila melanogaster to define molecular pathways
that simultaneously affect epithelial architecture and
cell proliferation. Dr. Hatini has been published in
the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Developmental
Biology, Development, Genes & Development, Molecular
Cell, Developmental Dynamics and Progress in
Clinical and Biological Research.
He earned his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in
Biology (cum laude) from Hebrew University in Israel
and his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Molecular
Genetics and Virology from the Weizmann Institute of
Science, also in Israel. Dr. Hatini earned his PhD in
Molecular Biology from Cornell University Medical College
in New York City. He performed fellowships at the Weizman
Institute of Science, Cornell University Medical College
(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Division), Rockefeller University
and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hatini is a member of The Genetic Society of America
and was last invited to lecture at The Joseph Stokes
Jr. Research Institute at The Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia, on the topic, 'Transcriptional control
of epidermal patterning and epithelial morphogenesis.'
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