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Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

From Bench to Bedside in Craniofacial Biology


March 12-13, 2016


Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA


Sandra Gonzalez-Malagon & Alice Goodwin

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The purpose of this meeting is to understand the processes underlying the evolution and formation of the craniofacial complex and how this knowledge can be translated to the clinic. Sessions will focus on regulation, patterning and morphogenesis in craniofacial development, translational research, biomaterials and stem cells. Additionally, poster sessions will allow time for discussion and promote collaboration among the participants. The meeting will include a final session on careers, mentorship and funding lead by scientists at different stages in their academic or alternative careers.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Heads-Up: Making Faces with TALEs
Discussion Leader: Christopher Percival (University of Calgary, Canada)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmLicia Selleri (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Heads-Up: Making Faces with TALEs"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCraniofacial Dysmorphologies and Regenerative Research
Discussion Leader: Neal Anthwal (King's College London, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmRebecca Green (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Canalization and Facial Morphogenesis in FGF8 Hylomorphic Mice: Role of Non-Linearity in Development"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmKarla Terrazas (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
"Dissecting the Roles of Tcof1, Polr1c and Polr1d in Ribosome Biogenesis, Craniofacial Development, and Disease"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmJuliane Isaac (Cordeliers Research Center, INSERM UMRS 1138, France)
"Regional Diversity of Oral Mesenchymal Cells and Its Impact on Jaw Bone Reconstruction"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmMaria Sanz Navarro (University of Helsinki, Finland)
"Sox2 and Heterogeneity in the Mouse Incisor Stem Cell Niche"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmJessica Rosin (Seattle Children's Research Institute, USA)
"A Distal 594bp ECR Specifies Hmx1 Expression in Pinna and Lateral Facial Morphogenesis and Is Regulated by Hox-Pbx-Meis"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmJacqui Tabler (University of Texas, USA)
"Mechanisms of Ciliopathic Craniofacial Defects and New Directions for Understanding Skull Development"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amRegulation, Patterning and Morphogenesis of the Craniofacial Complex
Discussion Leader: Anamaria Balic (Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland)
9:00 am - 9:15 amKevin Byrd (The University of North Carolina, USA)
"Tongue and Cheek: LGN-Mediated Spindle Orientation Is Essential for Oral Epithelial Development"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amMarina Carpinelli (Monash University, Australia)
"Grainy Head-Like 2 Is Required for Epithelial Specification in the First Pharyngeal Arch"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amRaul Ramos (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Rediscovering the Lipochondocyte: A Characterization of a Novel Cell Type in the Mammalian Ear Pinna"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amElena Popa (King's College London, United Kingdom)
"A Novel Murine Supernumerary Tooth Phenotype"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amAndre Tavares (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA)
"Signalling Pathways Controlling Mandibular Versus Maxillary Fate"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amRamya Ranganathan (King's College London, United Kingdom)
"Identification of Novel Candidates that Underlie BOR Syndrome"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Careers, Funding and Mentoring. Future of Craniofacial Development
Three experienced academics are invited to participate in this session. The purpose of this session is to open discussions between early career and experienced scientists. Here we can openly talk and learn about career and funding opportunities, mentoring and other career alternatives.
Discussion Leader: Alice Goodwin (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Careers, Funding and Mentoring; Future of Craniofacial Development"
  • Clare Baker (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Jeffrey Bush (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
  • Yang Chai (University of Southern California, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13DE025777-01 from NIDCR. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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