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Kristin B. Artinger


Dr. Artinger
Dr. Kristin B. Artinger

Department of Craniofacial Biology
Mail Stop 8120
12801 E. 17th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-4562
Fax: 303-724-4580
Research website​ 



  • PhD, Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine
  • Postdoctoral, Harvard Medical School 
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Honors and Awards:

  • 2016 BEST Faculty Sponsor Award for Mentoring, University of Colorado Denver Graduate School

Departmental Affiliations:

  • Craniofacial Biology
  • Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, joint appointment, UCD
  • Department of Pediatrics, joint appointment, UCD
  • Department of Biology, affiliate member, CSU
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology, member graduate faculty, UCB
  • Member, University of Colorado Cancer Center, UCD

Research Interests:

Research in the Artinger laboratory is focused on understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in the development of the neural crest. Neural crest cells are born at the neural plate border, and have the extraordinary ability to retain stem cell-like characteristics. Once specified, they migrate through the embryo and give rise to a diverse array of derivatives, including peripheral neurons and glia, pigment cells and craniofacial cartilage, which form most of the vertebrate face. Thus, the neural crest is an attractive model system to study the gene regulatory networks involved in cell fate determination, migration, differentiation and in disease. 

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A complete list of Dr. Artinger's publications can be found on her My NCBI webpage.

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