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Katherine A. Fantauzzo

Assistant Professor

Dr. Fantauzzo
Dr. Katherine Fantauzzo

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

Phone: 303-724-1025
Fax: 303-724-4580
Laboratory Website:


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Ph.D., Genetics and Development, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Genetics and Development, Columbia University 
  • M.A., Genetics and Development, Columbia University
  • B.S., Biology, Bucknell University

Honors and Awards:

  • Samuel W. Rover and Lewis Rover Award for outstanding achievement in Genetics and Development
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows
  • NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators

Department Affiliations:

  • Department of Craniofacial Biology


Research Interests:

  • Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammalian craniofacial development

Recent Publications:

Dr. Fantauzzo's complete list of publications can be found on her My NCBI webpage.
  • Fantauzzo KA, Soriano P. Generation of an immortalized mouse embryonic palatal mesenchyme cell line.
    PloS one. 2017; 12(6):e0179078. PMID:28582446, PMCID: PMC5459506
  • Fantauzzo KA, Soriano P. PDGFRβ regulates craniofacial development through homodimers and functional heterodimers with PDGFRα.Genes & development. 2016; 30(21):2443-2458.PMID:27856617, PMCID:PMC5131783
  • Fantauzzo KA, Soriano P. (2015) Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling: regulating neural crest development one phosphate at a time. In Curr Top Dev Biol, Vol 111, Neural Crest and Placodes (ed. Paul Trainor), pp. 135-182. UK: Academic Press.

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