Dr. Geetu Tuteja
- Associate Professor
- Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
- Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellow
- Teaches: GEN 349
Our lab is broadly interested in transcriptional regulation, which is directed in part by the binding of sequence-specific transcription factors (TFs) to enhancer regions. Identifying cell-type specific enhancers is crucial for understanding the genetic architecture underlying development and disease. Currently we are studying the molecular mechanisms underlying trophoblast invasion, a process that occurs in early placental development and establishes adequate blood flow between mother and fetus. Defects in trophoblast invasion can lead to a number of disorders, such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and placenta creta.
- B.A. Computer Science, Chemistry minor, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2004
- Ph.D. Genomics and Computational Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009