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Kristin White, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Biologist, Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Info

Kristin White
Massachusetts General Hospital
Building 149

Charlestown, MA, 02129
Mailstop: CNY3
Phone: 617-726-4440
Fax: 617-726-4453


Wendy Mohan
Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617-726-4354

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Cell Biology

Research Abstract

The long term goal of our research is to understand the regulation and execution of apoptosis, using the powerful genetic and molecular techniques available in Drosophila. Initially, we identified several genes which act as regulators of apoptosis during normal Drosophila development. The genes: reaper (rpr), grim, and head involution defective (hid) are clustered in a small region of the genome. Recent evidence suggests that these three genes act together to initiate apoptosis. Our current research is focused on dissecting how these genes activate the apoptotic program, and how their activity is regulated during development.


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