Mustafa Kezar Khokha MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Animal Organogenesis

Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Genetics: Khokha Lab


Research Interests

Establishment of vertebrate body plan; Embryonic patterning and gene regulatory networks; Xenopus (frog) genetics more...


Education

  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1991
  • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, 1995

Selected Publications

  • Fakhro KA, Choi M, Ware SM, Belmont JW, Towbin JA, Lifton RP, Khokha MK, Brueckner M. Rare copy number variations in congenital heart disease patients identify unique genes in left-right patterning. PNAS. 2011 Jan 31.
  • Hellsten U, Harland RM, Gilchrist MJ, Hendrix D, Jurka J, Kapitonov V, Ovcharenko I, Putnam NH, Shu S, Taher L, Blitz IL, Blumberg B, Dichmann DS, Dubchak I, Amaya E, Detter JC, Fletcher R, Gerhard DS, Goodstein D, Graves T, Grigoriev IV, Grimwood J, Kawashima T, Lindquist E, Lucas SM, Mead PE, Mitros T, Ogino H, Ohta Y, Poliakov AV, Pollet N, Robert J, Salamov A, Sater AK, Schmutz J, Terry A, Vize PD, Warren WC, Wells D, Wills A, Wilson RK, Zimmerman LB, Zorn AM, Grainger R, Grammer T, Khokha MK, Richardson PM, Rokhsar DS. The genome of the Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Science. 2010 Apr 30;328(5978):633-6.
  • Grammer, T.C., Khokha, M.K., Lane, M.A., Lam, K., and Harland, R.M. (2005). Identification of mutants in inbred Xenopus tropicalis. Mech. Dev. 122(3):263-72.

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