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.

November 9, 2020

Bobzin wins first prize for SCGDB poster

Congratulations to Lauren Bobzin of Merrill Lab at CCMB, whose poster “Fgfr2 regulates fibrous connective tissue development in cranial sutures” won first prize in the graduate student category at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology. Fight on!

November 4, 2020

Tenure-track position in the Division of Biological Sciences

The Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB, http://ccmb.usc.edu/) of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California is recruiting outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences to conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of cell and developmental biology, tissue regeneration, cell signaling, gene regulation, computational modeling and human diseases using genetic and genomic approaches. At the CCMB, these disciplines focus on craniofacial biology and there are significant resources to support all aspects of our research. The University of Southern California offers an exciting, and highly supportive environment to conduct collaborative basic, clinical, and translational research. At the health science campus, faculty members at CCMB have access to all research centers and graduate students in all programs.


October 27, 2020

New paper from Chai lab in Science Advances

Yuan Y., Loh, Y. E., Han, X., Feng, J., Ho. T. V., He, J., Jing, J., Groff, K., Wu, A., and Chai, Y. (2020) Spatiotemporal cellular movement and fate decisions during first pharyngeal arch morphogenesis. Science Advances, in press.

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