Nadav Ahituv, PhD

Phone: +1 415 476-1838
Fax: +1 415 502-0720
1550 Fourth St, Rm 584C
UCSF Box 2911
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

What I do

My research focuses on understanding how nucleotide variation in gene regulatory elements can lead to human disease and other phenotypes. 

Departmental research area

My research expertise

Comparative genomic strategies, Regulatory element analysis, Human patient samples, Mouse and fish genetic engineering, Monogenic disease, Complex disease, Human phenotypes


PhD, Human Genetics, Tel Aviv University, 2002
BSc, Biology, Tel Aviv University, 1996


The Ahituv lab is focused on understanding the role of regulatory sequences in human biology and disease. Through a combination of comparative genomic strategies, biochemical assays, regulatory element analysis, human patient samples, mouse and fish genetic engineering technologies, and massively parallel reporter assays they are working to elucidate mechanisms whereby genetic variation within these sequences lead to changes in human phenotypes.