Developmental Biology Program

The Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis Lab

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Pictured: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

Cancer is a condition promoted by cells undergoing an identity crisis. An understanding of how cells control their identity (cell fate specification), and how they organize themselves into normal tissues (morphogenesis) provides the blueprint for the fundamental biological processes that become deregulated in cancer. 

The Hadjantonakis laboratory uses high-resolution quantitative methods to investigate the mechanisms underlying stem cell specification, cellular differentiation, tissue organization and growth. They use the mammalian embryo as a platform, and the mouse as a primary model system. They also exploit in vitro cultured stem cells, including pluripotent stem cells, for their studies. 

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Publications

Simon CS, Rahman S, Raina D, Schröter C, Hadjantonakis AK. Live Visualization of ERK Activity in the Mouse Blastocyst Reveals Lineage-Specific Signaling Dynamics.  Dev Cell. 2020 Oct 16; S1534-5807(20)30762-0. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2020.09.030

Saiz N, Mora-Bitria L, Rahman S, George H, Herder J, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Hadjantonakis AK.  Growth factor-mediated coupling between lineage size and cell fate choice underlies robustness of mammalian development. Elife. 2020 Jul 28;9:e56079. doi: 10.7554/eLife.56079.

Nowotschin S, Setty M, Kuo YY, Liu V, Garg V, Sharma R, Simon CS, Saiz N, Gardner R, Boutet SC, Church DM, Hoodless PA, Hadjantonakis AK, Pe’er D. The emergent landscape of the mouse gut endoderm at single-cell resolution. Nature. 2019 May;569(7756):361-367. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1127-1.

Morgani SM, Metzger JJ, Nichols J, Siggia ED, Hadjantonakis AK. Micropattern differentiation of mouse pluripotent stem cells recapitulates embryo regionalized cell fate patterning. Elife. 2018 Feb 7;7. pii: e32839. doi: 10.7554/eLife.32839.

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Pictured: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI

  • The Hadjantonakis laboratory studies pluripotency, cell lineage commitment, tissue patterning, and morphogenesis in mammalian embryos and in vitro stem cell models.
  • PhD, Imperial College (London)
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Members

Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD
Kat Hadjantonakis

Member

Abderhman Abuhashem
Abderhman Abuhashem

Graduate Student

Evan Bardot

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nicole Clerico
Nicole Clerico

Administrative Assistant

Vidur Garg
Vidur Garg

Graduate Student

Ying-Yi Kuo
Ying-Yi Kuo

Senior Research Technician

Sophie Morgani, PhD
Sophie Morgani

Research Fellow - joint with Dr. Jenny Nichols at Cambridge University

Sonja Nowotschin, PhD
Sonja Nowotschin

Senior Research Scientist

Jonathan Pai
Jonathan Pai

Graduate Student

Clayton Schwarz
Clayton Schwarz

Research Fellow – joint with Dr. Eric Siggia at Rockefeller University

Claire Simon

Research Fellow

Lab Alumni
Jerome Artus

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sophie Balmer
Sophie Balmer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

John Burrowes

Administrative Assistant

Lydia Coleman
Lydia Coleman

Administrative Assistant

Anna Ferrer-Vaquer

Research Fellow

Laina Freyer
Laina Freyer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Benjamin Gordon
Benjamin Gordon

Research Technician

Minjung Kang, BS
Minjung Kang

Graduate Student

Xinghua Lou

Research Fellow

Silvia Munoz-Descalzo

Visiting Research Fellow

Ricky Narvaez
Ricky Narvaez

Research Technician

Yvonne Pao

Research Technician

Anna Piliszek

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Berenika Plusa

Visiting Research Fellow

Maria Pulina

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nestor Saiz Arenales, PhD
Nestor Saiz Arenales

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kristy Schmicking

Administrative Assistant II

Nadine Schrode
Nadine Schrode

Graduate Research Assistant

Rowena Turnbull

Research Technician

Manuel Viotti

Graduate Student

Evan Weiner

Research Technician

Tao Wu, PhD
Tao Wu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Panos Xenopoulos

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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