Hatch Lab

Hatch Lab

Hatch Lab

Our Research

Welcome to the Hatch Lab. Our lab studies the organization and dynamics of the nuclear envelope to understand how changes in this structure cause human genetic diseases and drive cancer development. Our current focus is the mechanisms and consequences of a recently described dynamic where the nuclear membrane ruptures, causing mislocalization of proteins and even organelles, and then either repairs or collapses. This phenomenon has been associated with increased genome instability, inflammation, and metastasis, suggesting that it could be a critical driver of cancer development. 

Lab News

September 2019

September 16 - Molly has been selected for UW's Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant!

August 2019

August 23 - Mikayla and Alison completed their summer internship in the Hatch Lab. Thank you for joining us!

July 2019

July 31 - Our lab is growing! Welcome to our new Postdoc, Anna Mammel, and Staff Scientist, Amanda Gunn!

June 2019

June 15 - Welcome to our new Graduate Research Assistant, Molly Zych!

June 24 - Welcome to our two undergraduate summer interns, Mikayla King and Alison Witwer!

February 2019

February 11 -  Welcome to our new research technician, Emma Choo!

October 2018

Congrats Hatch lab on an awesome Pumpkin Pac-Man display. Tragically, we fell short of winning a prize in the annual joint Basic Sciences/Human Biology pumpkin carving contest. Another year, another ridiculously strong field. 

September 2018

September 16 - Lucian’s first day in the Hatch lab. We are excited you’re here!

July 2018

Ali Young is awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from the National Cancer Institute (NIH).