Nicholas Katsanis

Nicholas Katsanis
Jean and George W. Brumley, Jr., M.D. Professor of Developmental Biology
Campus mail: 300 North Duke Street, Box 104775, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 613-4694

Education and Training

  • Imperial College London (Uk), Ph.D. 1997


Cilia in vertebrate development and disease.

Through the combined study of model organisms, cell biology, cell signaling and medical genetics we have significantly increased our understanding of the structure and functions of the vertebrate cilium.

Ciliary function and Wnt signal modulation.

With the increase in complexity of morphogenetic signaling cascades over the course of evolution and the emergence of broadly ciliated organisms, the cilium seems to have acquired a role as regulator of paracrine signal transduction.