We are proud to welcome Dr. Licia Selleri as the newest Program in Craniofacial Biology faculty member. Dr. Selleri joined UCSF as a Professor of Orofacial Sciences and Anatomy in November 2015, having moved with her lab group from Cornell. Dr. Selleri's research background in biology is broad and multi-faceted, and her post-doctoral training at Stanford and UCSF concentrated on molecular and developmental genetics as well as genomics and genetic engineering in the mouse. Dr. Selleri studies the transcriptional control of morphogenetic processes during development of craniofacial structures and the appendicular and axial skeleton. Her laboratory focuses on understanding the roles that genes of the Pbx family execute in mammalian development; these genes encode homeodomain-containing transcription factors that are critical for patterning and morphogenesis of the axial, craniofacial, and appendicular (limb) skeleton, as well as for the development of most internal organs.
We are delighted to have Dr. Selleri and her lab group back at UCSF!