Craniofacial Biology faculty at the School of Dental Medicine hold primary appointments in the Department of Craniofacial Biology, and secondary appointments in various departments in the School of Medicine or in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Campus in Boulder.
Secondary faculty members hold their primary appointments in various departments in the School of Medicine or in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
All faculty are members of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus or UC Denver School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Boulder, and are members of various Graduate Training Programs.
Faculty Member Research Interests
|Lynn Heasley, PhD, Chair
||Role of autocrine and parachrine signaling through polypeptide growth factors and receptor tyrosine kinases in lung cancer and head and neck cancer|
|Kristin Artinger, PhD
||Molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms involved in the patterning of the neural crest during vertebrate embryogenesis. Learn more!|
|Clifton Carey, PhD
Dental caries, early childhood caries, dental erosion and abrasion, remineralization - calcium and phosphates, fluoride to prevent caries, dentifrices, fluoride varnish, oral rinses, biofilms - related to caries, dental standards
|David Clouthier, PhD
Developmental craniofacial and cardiovascular biology
|Katherine Fantauzzo, PhD
||Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammalian craniofacial development|
|Cheng-Jun Hu, PhD
||Roles of HIF-1d and HIF-2d in hypoxic response and tumor progression |
|Devatha Nair, PhD
||Stimuli Responsive Polymer Networks, Dental Materials, Conductive Polymers, Drug Delivery, Polymer Structure-Property Relationships|
|Jamie Nichols, PhD
||Understanding how genetics and epigenetics together orchestrate cell fate choices during animal development, specifically zebrafish craniofacial development|
|Mary Reyland, PhD
||Role of Protein Kinase C in salivary gland apoptosis and in cancer |
|Jeffrey Stansbury, PhD
||Polymeric biomaterials with efforts directed towards synthesis of new materials, development of analytical characterization methods, and photopolymerization studies |
|Trevor Williams, PhD
||Transcription factors that regulate vertebrate embryogenesis and cancer |
Faculty Member Research Interests
|Steve Anderson, Ph.D.
||Signal transduction by cytokine receptors, regulation of apoptosis, mammary gland development, breast cancer, salivary gland apoptosis |
|Kristi Anseth, Ph.D.
||Biomaterials, photopolymerization, tissue engineering, drug delivery, regenerative biology |
|Linda Barlow, Ph.D.
||Taste systems of vertebrates during embryogenesis |
|Stephanie Byrant, Ph.D.
||Bioengineering, biomaterials, functional tissue engineering, regenerative biology |
|Christopher Bowman, Ph.D.
||Biomaterials, photopolymerization, reaction kinetics, polymer chemistry |
|Tom Finger, Ph.D.
||Neuroscience with focus on morphology and function of solitary chemoreceptor cell, the role of neurotrophins in the development of taste buds, the processing of neural signals that underlie taste-mediated feeding behavior |
|Lee Niswander, Ph.D.
||Cellular and molecular interactions that control embryonic development and pattern formation |
|Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.
||Utilization of a systems level approach incorporating molecular, mouse genetic, biophysical, and behavioral approaches to understanding complex stimulus integration by the murine olfactory system |
|Richard Spritz, M.D.
||Molecular basis of human genetic diseases including mapping, discovery, and mutational and functional analysis of genes that affect craniofacial development. |
|Andrew Thorburn, Ph.D.
||Regulation of apoptosis in cancer development and treatment |
Faculty By Area Of Research Interest
||Kristi Anseth, Christopher Bowman, Stephanie Bryant, Devatha Nair, Jeffery Stansbury|
||Andrew Thorburn, Steve Anderson, Lynn Heasley, Cheng-Jun Hu, Mary Reyland, Trevor Williams|
|Developmental Biology and Genetics
||Kristin Artinger, Linda Barlow, David Clouthier, Katherine Fantauzzo, Jamie Nichols, Lee Niswander, Richard Spritz, Trevor Williams|
||Steve Anderson, Kristi Anseth, Lynn Heasley, Lee Niswander, Mary Reyland, Richard Spritz, Andrew Thorburn, Trevor Williams, Cheng-Jun Hu|
||Kristin Artinger, Linda Barlow, David Clouthier, Tom Finger, Diego Restrepo|
|Salivary Gland Biology
||Steve Anderson, Mary Reyland, David Quissell|
|Stem Cell Biology
||Kristi Anseth, Lynn Heasley, Diego Restrepo, Trevor Williams|