Joe Hiatt

Position: (MD/PhD Student)

Email: Joe.Hiatt [at]

I was born in Tokyo and then lived in Moscow until I was 6. Sadly, I have only American citizenship and the only Russian I know translates to "I want cookie." These early failures prepared me well for a life in science. I studied archaeology at Harvard, learning about ancient agriculture, diets and brewing through stable isotope analysis under Dr. Noreen Tuross. I then spent three years at the NIH in the lab of Dr. Tony Fauci studying the first interactions of the HIV envelope protein gp120 with host T cells. After a two-year detour to start medical school, I'm very excited to be back in lab looking at how host genetics regulate transmission, infection and latency in HIV infection.

Reprogramming human T cell function and specificity with non-viral genome targeting
Roth TL, Puig-Saus C, Yu R, Shifrut E, Carnevale J, Li PJ, Hiatt J, Saco J, Krystofinski P, Li H, Tobin V, Nguyen DN, Lee MR, Putnam AL, Ferris AL, Chen JW, Schickel J, Pellerin L, Carmody D, Alkorta-Aranburu G, del Gaudio D, Matsumoto H, Morell M, Mao Y, Cho M, Quadros RM, Gurumurthy CB, Smith B, Haugwitz M, Hughes SH, Weissman JS, Schumann K, Esensten JH, May AP, Ashworth A, Kupfer GM, Greeley SAW, Bacchetta R, Meffre E, Roncarolo MG, Romberg N, Herold KC, Ribas A, Leonetti MD, Marson A. Nature. 2018 Jul 11.