Valeri Vasioukhin, Ph.D.

faculty member

Valeri Vasioukhin, Ph.D.

Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Affiliate Professor
Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.6524
Mail Stop: C3-168

Dr. Vasioukhin’s laboratory has a long-standing interest in understanding the mechanisms of normal tissue homeostasis, transformation, tumor progression and metastasis. The laboratory focuses on mouse prostate gland epithelium and skin epidermis as primary in vivo research model systems. It is also extensively using primary human organoid cultures. The laboratory employs a combination of mouse genetic, molecular, and microscopic methods to uncover the mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and progression, as well as to explore new avenues for therapeutic treatments.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Affiliate Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine


Postdoc with Dr. Elaine Fuchs, University of Chicago, 1997-2001

Postdoc with Dr. Angela Tyner, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993-1996

Ph.D., Institute of Cytology, Academy of Sciences, USSR, and University of Geneva, Cell Biology, 1992

Research Interests

Prostate epithelium and prostate cancer, skin epidermis and skin cancer, genetic models of cancer, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, signal transduction, cell polarity, cell-cell adhesion

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Dr. Vasioukhin in the News

Lgl1: a polarizing player in brain development

Science Spotlight - July 17, 2017

DLG5 the zookeeper: new role in regulating Hippo signaling

Science Spotlight - February 20, 2017

YAP says SRC it to me

Science Spotlight - April 18, 2016

ERG finally has something to YAP about in prostate cancer

Science Spotlight - August 17, 2015

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The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with faculty.

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