608-265-4642 (office); 608-265-4669 (lab)
4205 Microbial Sciences Building
Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy Immunology, and Rheumatology
Dr. Huttenlocher studies the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate cell migration and is interested in the implications of these mechanisms to human disease. Her laboratory has pioneered approaches to visualize and manipulate cell motility and innate immunity in zebrafish. Her work centers on understanding mechanisms that regulate the invasiveness of cancer cells using both human cell lines in vitro and cancer models in zebrafish. Her laboratory is also probing the role of the innate immune system in cancer progression using zebrafish models of melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.