Kristin Knouse, MD, PhD
Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Kristin Knouse is a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She completed her B.S. in biology at Duke University, her M.D. at Harvard Medical School, and her Ph.D. in biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For her doctoral research, she used single cell sequencing to characterize large-scale somatic copy number alterations in mammalian tissues and used a combination of in vivo and in vitro approaches to reveal the importance of tissue architecture for chromosome segregation fidelity in epithelia. Her laboratory at the Whitehead Institute uses mouse liver regeneration as a model for understanding the reversible cell cycle state known as quiescence in order to reveal novel approaches for regenerative medicine.