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Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han

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Nadav Ahituv

Functional genomics of gene regulation

Our lab focuses on identifying gene regulatory elements and linking nucleotide variation within them to various phenotypes including morphological differences between species, drug response and human disease. As part of that work, we develop and use massively parallel reporter assays (MPRAs) that allow for the testing of thousands of sequences for their gene regulatory activity in a high-throughput manner. In addition, we are also targeting regulatory elements to modulate their target gene expression as a therapeutic for diseases caused by changes to gene dosage.