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.
Research Interest: Developmental craniofacial and cardiovascular biology
Research Interest: Molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms involved in the patterning of the neural crest during vertebrate embryogenesis.
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.
Research Interest: Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in mammalian craniofacial development
Research Interest: Role of autocrine and paracrine signaling through polypeptide growth factors and receptor tyrosine kinases in lung cancer and head and neck cancer
Research Interest: Roles of HIF-1d and HIF-2d in hypoxic response and tumor progression
Research Interest: Understanding craniofacial development and Orofacial clefting at single-cell resolution. Alternative splicing program during craniofacial development.
Research Interest: Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Networks, Dental Materials, Conductive Polymers, Drug Delivery, and Polymer Structure-Property Relationships.
Research Interest: Understanding how genetics and epigenetics together orchestrate cell fate choices during animal development, specifically zebrafish craniofacial development.
Research Interest: Role of Protein Kinase C in salivary gland apoptosis and in cancer
Research Interest: Polymeric biomaterials with efforts directed towards the synthesis of new materials, development of analytical characterization methods, and photopolymerization studies.
Research Interest: Transcription factors that regulate vertebrate embryogenesis and cancer
Kristi Anseth, PhD
Research Interest: Biomaterials, photopolymerization, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and regenerative biology.
Linda Barlow, PhD
Research Interest: Taste systems of vertebrates during embryogenesis
Stephanie Byrant, PhD
Research Interest: Bioengineering, biomaterials, functional tissue engineering, and regenerative biology.
Christopher Bowman, PhD
Research Interest: Biomaterials, photopolymerization, reaction kinetics, and polymer chemistry.
Tom Finger, PhD
Research Interest: Neuroscience with a focus on morphology and function of solitary chemoreceptor cell, the role of neurotrophins in the development of taste buds, the processing of neural signals that underlie taste-mediated feeding
Diego Restrepo, PhD
Research Interest: Utilization of a systems-level approach incorporating molecular, mouse genetic, biophysical, and behavioral approaches to understanding complex stimulus integration by the murine olfactory system.
Richard Spritz, M.D.
Research Interest: Molecular basis of human genetic diseases including mapping, discovery, and mutational and functional analysis of genes that affect craniofacial development.