ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-120416-1
Ahituv, Nadav
Email: nadav.ahituv@ucsf.edu
URL: http://bts.ucsf.edu/ahituv/
Affiliation: Ahituv Lab
Address: Assistant Professor University of California San Francisco 513 Parnassus Avenue Health Sciences East building, Room HSE901H Box 0794 San Francisco CA 94143 USA
Country: United States
Phone: 415-476-1838
Fax: 415-502-0720

Nadav Ahituv is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his PhD in human genetics from Tel-Aviv University working on hereditarily hearing loss. He then did his postdoc, specializing in human genomics, in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the DOE Joint Genome Institute. His current work is focused on discovering gene regulatory elements in the human genome, linking mutations within them to human disease and obtaining a better understanding of the gene regulatory code.

Hesse, R.G., Kouklis, G.K., Ahituv, N., Pomerantz, J.H. (2015) The human ARF tumor suppressor senses blastema activity and suppresses epimorphic tissue regeneration. eLIFE. 4
Yang, S., Oksenberg, N., Takayama, S., Heo, S.J., Poliakov, A., Ahituv, N., Dubchak, I., Boffelli, D. (2015) Functionally conserved enhancers with divergent sequences in distant vertebrates. BMC Genomics. 16:882
Sharma, S., Londono, D., Eckalbar, W.L., Gao, X., Zhang, D., Mauldin, K., Kou, I., Takahashi, A., Matsumoto, M., Kamiya, N., Murphy, K.K., Cornelia, R., TSRHC Scoliosis Clinical Group, Japan Scoliosis Clinical Research Group, Herring, J.A., Burns, D., Ahituv, N., Ikegawa, S., Gordon, D., Wise, C.A. (2015) A PAX1 enhancer locus is associated with susceptibility to idiopathic scoliosis in females. Nature communications. 6:6452
Markenscoff-Papadimitriou, E., Allen, W.E., Colquitt, B.M., Goh, T., Murphy, K.K., Monahan, K., Mosley, C.P., Ahituv, N., Lomvardas, S. (2014) Enhancer interaction networks as a means for singular olfactory receptor expression. Cell. 159:543-57
Laurell, T., Nilsson, D., Hofmeister, W., Lindstrand, A., Ahituv, N., Vandermeer, J., Amilon, A., Annerén, G., Arner, M., Pettersson, M., Jäntti, N., Rosberg, H.E., Cattini, P.A., Nordenskjöld, A., Mäkitie, O., Grigelioniene, G., Nordgren, A. (2014) Identification of three novel FGF16 mutations in X-linked recessive fusion of the fourth and fifth metacarpals and possible correlation with heart disease. Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. 2:402-11
Evans, D.S., Calton, M.A., Kim, M.J., Kwok, P.Y., Miljkovic, I., Harris, T., Koster, A., Liu, Y., Tranah, G.J., Ahituv, N., Hsueh, W.C., Vaisse, C. (2014) Genetic Association Study of Adiposity and Melanocortin-4 Receptor (MC4R) Common Variants: Replication and Functional Characterization of Non-Coding Regions. PLoS One. 9:e96805
Kim, M.J., Oksenberg, N., Hoffmann, T.J., Vaisse, C., and Ahituv, N. (2014) Functional characterization of SIM1-associated enhancers. Human molecular genetics. 23(7):1700-8
Booker, B.M., Murphy, K.K., and Ahituv, N. (2013) Functional analysis of limb enhancers in the developing fin. Development genes and evolution. 223(6):395-399
Smith, R.P., Riesenfeld, S.J., Holloway, A.K., Li, Q., Murphy, K.K., Feliciano, N.M., Orecchia, L., Oksenberg, N., Pollard, K.S., and Ahituv, N. (2013) A compact, in vivo screen of all 6-mers reveals drivers of tissue-specific expression and guides synthetic regulatory element design. Genome biology. 14(7):R72
Oksenberg, N., Stevison, L., Wall, J.D., and Ahituv, N. (2013) Function and Regulation of AUTS2, a Gene Implicated in Autism and Human Evolution. PLoS Genetics. 9(1):e1003221
Birnbaum, R.Y., Everman, D.B., Murphy, K., Gurrieri, F., Schwartz, C.E., and Ahituv, N. (2012) Functional characterization of tissue-specific enhancers in the DLX5/6 locus. Human molecular genetics. 21(22):4930-4938
Birnbaum, R.Y., Clowney, E.J., Agamy, O., Kim, M.J., Zhao, J., Yamanaka, T., Pappalardo, Z., Clarke, S.L., Wenger, A.M., Nguyen, L., Gurrieri, F., Everman, D.B., Schwartz, C.E., Birk, O.S., Bejerano, G., Lomvardas, S., and Ahituv, N. (2012) Coding exons function as tissue-specific enhancers of nearby genes. Genome research. 22(6):1059-1068