New Grant!!

We received our first R01 from NIDCR to study the causes of Van der Woude syndrome, the most common syndromic form of orofacial clefts. In the next 5 years, we hope to identify the genes that when mutated cause VWS in the 25% of VWS families that currently have no known cause. We also hope to identify genetic modifiers that explain the highly variable phenotypes within VWS families.