Terry Orr-Weaver

Terry Orr-Weaver

Professor of Biology; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Member, Whitehead Institute

Terry Orr-Weaver probes the incredibly complex and coordinated process of development from egg to fertilized embryo and ultimately adult.

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WI-561B

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617-258-5251

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Education

PhD 1984, Harvard University

Research Summary

Our goal is to understand the processes controlling cell division and cell size during development. We investigate the transition from oocyte to embryo, the regulators involved, and how this leads to cell cycle changes from meiosis to embryonic mitosis. We also aim to delineate the coordination of cell size between tissue layers and the regulation of replication origin activation and replication fork progression.

Awards

  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Excellence in Science Award, 2013
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2010
  • National Academy of Sciences, Member, 2006
  • American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow, 2006

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Photo credit: Gretchen Ertl/Whitehead Institute