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The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is a unique facility that unites world-class researchers in a variety of disciplines centered around structures of the craniofacial region. Since its inception in 1991, CCMB has been home to several major discoveries and has attracted top researchers from around the world.

April 29, 2019

New publications from Chen lab

Chen Lab has been busy! Congratulations on these two new publications:

Wei Zhang, Si-Lu Yang, Mei Yang, Stephanie Herrlinger, Qiang Shao, John L. Collar, Edgar Fierro, Yanhong Shi, Aimin Liu, Hui Lu, Bruce E. Herring, Ming-Lei Guo, Shilpa Buch, Zhen Zhao, Jian Xu, Zhipeng Lu, and Jian-Fu Chen (2019) Modeling microcephaly with cerebral organoids reveals a WDR62-CEP170-KIF2A pathway promoting cilium disassembly in neural progenitors. Nature Communications.

Stephanie Herrlinger, Qiang Shao, Mei Yang, Qing Chang, Yang Liu, Xiaohan Pan, Hang Yin, Li-Wei Xie, and Jian-Fu Chen (2019) Lin28-mediated promotion of protein synthesis is critical for neural progenitor cell maintenance and brain development in mice. Development.

April 17, 2019

Merrill awarded inaugural Marylou Buyse Excellence in Craniofacial Research Award

Congratulations to CCMB Associate Professor Amy Merrill, who was recently named the first-ever recipient of the Marylou Buyse Distinguished Mid-Career Scientist Award, presented by the Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology and kindly sponsored by Developmental Dynamics. Merrill’s research focuses on studying the causes of rare congenital skeletal conditions to identify new therapeutic targets for skeletal disease and resolve unanswered questions in skeletal biology. Fight on!

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