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Research in this area focuses on the structural, biochemical, molecular, genetic and cellular mechanisms that govern cell behavior and pattern formation during embryonic development. Model organisms used in these studies include fly, fish, frog, and mouse.
A deeper understanding of how organisms are made and how environmental and genetic perturbations can result in birth defects will lead to our improved ability to regenerate and repair organs damaged by disease, trauma or congenital defects.
Samantha Brugmann, PhD, Assistant ProfessorWe are interested in craniofacial development and the etiology of craniofacial disorders. [Visit Plastic Surgery]
Kenneth Campbell, PhD, Professor Cellular and molecular control of vertebrate forebrain development [Visit Developmental Biology]
Chieh Chang, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular mechanisms underlying axon growth and regeneration and age-dependent decline in neuronal plasticity [Visit the Chang Lab]
Tiffany Cook, PhD, Associate ProfessorMolecular basis of eye development [Visit the Cook Lab]
Steven A. Crone, PhD, Assistant ProfessorUses transgenic mice as tools to alter gene expression in specific neural populations in the spinal cord and brainstem. [Visit the Crone Lab]
Brian Gebelein, PhD, Assistant Professor Patterning of the nervous and digestive systems during development [Visit the Gebelein Lab]
Rashmi Hegde, PhD, Professor Structural biology of proteins in embryonic cell fate determination, and proteins involved in the life- and infection-cycles of the cancer-associated papillomaviruses [Visit the Hegde Lab]
Stacey S. Huppert, PhD, Associate ProfessorIntercellular signaling pathways that regulate the patterning of liver architecture during development and regeneration. [Visit the Huppert Lab]
Rulang Jiang, PhD, ProfessorGenetic basis and developmental mechanisms of structural birth defects [Visit the Jiang Lab]
Tim Le Cras, PhD, Associate ProfessorChronic lung diseases: Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Pulmonary fibrosis, Pulmonary hypertension [Visit the Le Cras Lab]
Jun Ma, PhD, Associate ProfessorMolecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation and development using yeast and Drosophila as model systems [Visit Biomedical Informatics]
Yuya Ogawa, PhDMolecular mechanisms of long noncoding RNA-mediated epigenetic gene regulation during mammalian development; X-chromosome inactivation using ex vivo differentiation system with mouse ES cells. [Visit Reproductive Sciences]
Joo-Seop Park, PhD, Assistant ProfessorGene regulatory networks underlying organogenesis and disease, Kidney development. [Visit Urology]
Steven Potter, PhD, Professor Studies of homeobox genes that control mammalian development using gene targeting and transgenic mice [Visit the Potter Lab]
John Shannon, PhD, Professor Lung developmental biology; lung cell biology; surfactant protein gene expression [Visit Pulmonary Biology]
Rolf Stottmann, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMouse models of human congenital defects; development of the brain and face. [Visit the Stottmann Lab]
Saulius Sumanas, PhDMolecular mechanisms of the embryonic vasculature formation [Visit the Sumanas Lab]
Ronald R. Waclaw, MS, PhD, Assistant ProfessorDevelopment of forebrain progenitor cells that contribute to the postnatal “neurogenic” niche in the subventricular zone [Visit Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology]
Susan Waltz, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular analysis of growth factors and receptor tyrosine kinases in tumorigenesis, organ function, and cellular trauma [Visit the Waltz Lab]
Joshua Waxman, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular mechanisms of organogenesis. Regulation of signaling pathways that determine cardiac cell formation [Visit the Waxman Lab]Jim Wells, PhD, Assistant ProfessorEndoderm organogenesis and promoting the differentiation of embryonic stem cells into therapeutic endoderm derivatives. [Visit the Jim Wells Lab]
Katherine Yutzey, PhD, Professor Morphogenesis of the heart and transcriptional regulatory networks involved in cardiac determination and differentiation; congenital heart disease [Visit the Yutzey Lab]
Aaron Zorn, PhD, Associate Professor Molecular mechanisms of endoderm organ development [Visit the Zorn Lab]
For more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.
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