Credentials: Comparative Biosciences Department
Position title: Craniofacial development and birth defects
Phone: (608) 265-4043
Veterinary Medicine Building
2015 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Our research program is focused on environmentally sensitive developmental mechanisms that regulate craniofacial morphogenesis. We have developed in vivo and advanced in vitro models that recapitulate molecular, cellular, and morphological aspects of human embryogenesis to identify genetic and environmental risk factors and investigate their interaction in causing birth defects. Much of our recent work has focused on mechanisms that regulate cranial neural crest stem cell biology, including Sonic hedgehog signaling and DNA methylation.