Tyler Cutforth

Tyler received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from U.C. Berkeley, identifying the co-chaperones Hsp83 and cdc37 as being required for signaling by the Sevenless receptor tyrosine kinase during Drosophila eye development, in the laboratory of Gerald Rubin. His post-doctoral training was with Richard Axel at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/HHMI, studying olfactory axon guidance in the mouse.

Tyler continued his research as a Research Associate with Kang Shen at Stanford University (2006-2009) and an Assistant Project Scientist with David Feldheim at U.C. Santa Cruz (2009-2010), investigating the molecular basis of neuronal connectivity and circuit formation in the vertebrate olfactory and visual systems.

Tyler joined the Agalliu laboratory in 2014 to focus on pediatric autoimmune disease models and human genetic studies.