Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1993
Recipient, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, 2005.
My research interests include molecular mechanisms and genetic control of vertebrate organogenesis. We are particularly interested in the roles of growth factors and transcription factors in craniofacial and cardiac development and congenital defects. We use a combination of in vivo genetic modifications and in vitro experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in the development of tooth, palate and heart.