The UCSF CMB Program
The UCSF Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology (CMB) brings together faculty, research labs and investigators, who are interested in the development and function of the craniofacial complex and of tissues of mesenchymal origin, such as muscle, cartilage, and bone. Researchers in the CMB Program also study the biology of a variety of stem cells, and how these progenitors differentiate into tissues. Finally, CMB Program researchers study interactions between tissues, such as the interactions between mesenchymal and epithelial tissues, how tissue differentiation and interactions give rise to normal craniofacial development, and how deregulation of tissue differentiation and interactions is at the basis of many craniofacial anomalies and musculoskeletal diseases.
CMB Faculty Research and Science Team
The CMB Program aims at bringing together basic researchers, translational and clinical researchers. Faculty are drawn from different departments and have affiliations with different graduate programs, most notably;
- The Biomedical Sciences Program,
- The Tetrad Program in Developmental Biology,
- The Graduate Program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, and
- The UCSF/UCB Graduate Program in Bioengineering.
Faculty are also affiliated with a number of clinical units , including;
- The Center for Craniofacial Anomolies,
- Pediatric Dentistry,
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
- Division of Plastic Surgery,
- Division of Medical Genetics, and
- Department of Orthopedics.
CMB Program Activities
- Research seminars by visiting and local speakers; to see our upcoming schedule; click here. To see previous speakers in this series, click here.
- A research-in-progress series, in which students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty present their results informally.
- An annual retreat.
For additional information contact Roger Mraz at: firstname.lastname@example.org