Dr. Talia Hatkevich is a classical geneticist with expertise in molecular biology, spatial genomics, genome engineering, and super-resolution microscopy. Dr. Hatkevich earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied meiosis and double-strand DNA break repair using Drosophila melanogaster as a model. Her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School focused on understanding how genomic spatial organization regulates fertility and embryogenesis. During her career, Dr. Hatkevich received numerous awards including a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), the Terry Magnuson Dissertation Award for outstanding predoctoral research, the Lineberger Graduate Fellow Award for significant contributions to cancer research, and the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. In her free time, Dr. Hatkevich likes to exercise, read murder mystery novels, and hang out with her family.
Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in Biology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.