Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Khavari's experimental focus is on the mammalian setting, including mouse genetics, human genetics and new human tissue platforms. The latter encompass human skin regenerated on immune deficient mice as well as organotypic constructs with epithelial and stromal cells embedded within architecturally faithful mesenchyma in vitro. These new models, which his lab terms Multi-Functional Human Tissue Genetics, allow up to 10 alleles or more to be altered simultaneously, permitting genetic experiments with an unprecedented degree of rapidity and complexity.

His lab also focuses on:

  • Stem cell biology and differentiation
  • Epigenetic regulation by histone modifying proteins and noncoding RNA
  • Cancer
  • Molecular Therapeutics