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Samantha A. Brugmann, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone: 513-636-7678


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Craniofacial development

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Samantha A. Brugmann, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Developmental Biology. She received her BS in Cell & Molecular Biology in 1998 from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She then moved to Washington, DC to study cranial sensory placode development in Xenopus laevis at George Washington University. After receiving her PhD in Genetics from George Washington University in 2004, she moved to Stanford, CA to do her postdoctoral research in craniofacial development at Stanford University. While at Stanford she received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) in 2006, a Pediatric Research Fund-Child Health Research Program Grant in 2009 and a NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) in 2010. She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in January 2011 to study craniofacial development and disease.

Education and Training

BS: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1998.

PhD: George Washington University, Washington DC, 2004.

Fellowship: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2004-2010.


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The role of primary cilia in craniofacial development. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Feb 2011- Jan 2014.