Laboratory for Oral Molecular Biology
The focus of our laboratory is to advance translational- and patient-oriented research on cleft lip/palate (CLP) involving the multidisciplinary expertise of clinicians, geneticists, and basic researchers. Our goal is to bridge scientific discovery into benefits for patients and society.
- establish a unique primary cell bank using lip tissue after corrective cleft surgery
- elucidate genotype-phenotype correlations in Van der Woude Syndrome patients
- unravel the genetic mechanisms linking altered wound healing to CLP
- study the potential of patient-derived cells for tissue regeneration in CLP individuals