Dental Medicine Research Faculty

Craniofacial Biology faculty at the School of Dental Medicine hold primary appointments in the Department of Craniofacial Biology, and secondary appointments in various departments in the School of Medicine or in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

Secondary faculty members hold their primary appointments in various departments in the School of Medicine or in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

All faculty are members of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus or CU Denver School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Boulder and are members of various Graduate Training Programs.

David Clouthier, Ph.D., Chair

Research Interest: Developmental craniofacial and cardiovascular biology

Kristin Artinger, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms involved in the patterning of the neural crest during vertebrate embryogenesis.

Clifton Carey, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Dental caries, early childhood caries, dental erosion and abrasion, remineralization - calcium and phosphates, fluoride to prevent caries, dentifrices, fluoride varnish, oral rinses, biofilms - related to caries, dental standards.

Katherine Fantauzzo, Ph.D.

Research Interest: ​Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammalian craniofacial development

Lynn Heasley, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Role of autocrine and paracrine signaling through polypeptide growth factors and receptor tyrosine kinases in lung cancer and head and neck cancer

Cheng-Jun Hu, Ph.D.

Research Interest:Roles of HIF-1d and HIF-2d in hypoxic response and tumor progression

Hong Li, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Understanding craniofacial development and Orofacial clefting at single-cell resolution. Alternative splicing program during craniofacial development.

Devatha Nair, Ph.D.

Research Interest: ​​Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Networks, Dental Materials, Conductive Polymers, Drug Delivery, and Polymer Structure-Property Relationships.

Jamie Nichols, Ph.D.

Research Interest: ​​Understanding how genetics and epigenetics together orchestrate cell fate choices during animal development, specifically zebrafish craniofacial development.

Mary Reyland, Ph.D.

Research Interest: ​​Role of Protein Kinase C in salivary gland apoptosis and in cancer

Jeffrey Stansbury, Ph.D.

Research Interest: ​​Polymeric biomaterials with efforts directed towards the synthesis of new materials, development of analytical characterization methods, and photopolymerization studies.

Trevor Williams, Ph.D.

Research Interest: Transcription factors that regulate vertebrate embryogenesis and cancer