Developmental Biology
Brugmann Lab

The Brugmann Research Lab

Craniofacial abnormalities comprise approximately one-third of all birth defects. Our lab aims to understand the molecular forces that drive craniofacial development and elucidate the molecular basis for diseases that affect the craniofacial complex. To understand the forces that help pattern the face during normal and abnormal development we utilize various model systems with unique facial morphologies.

Contact Us

A photo of Samantha Brugmann.

Samantha Brugmann, PhD
Associate Director, Division of Developmental Biology
Director, Molecular & Developmental Biology Graduate Program
Member, Division of Plastic Surgery
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Office Phone: 513-636-1599
Lab Phone: 513-636-9798
Fax Number: 513-636-4317

In the News

Dr. Brugmann has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECAS).

brugmann-visual1-500President Barack Obama joins recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for a group photo in the East Room of the White House, May 5, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson). Dr. Brugmann was awarded the PECASE for her work on primary cilia in craniofacial development.
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Samantha Brugmann receives a Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) Grant from NIDCR. SOAR awards are geared towards supporting ambitious, long-term research of meritorious mid-career investigators.