Mary L. Marazita

Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics; Professor of Oral Biology and of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

I received my PhD in Genetics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California in Craniofacial Biology, and received board certification Medical Genetics. My major research contributions include ground-breaking studies of genetics/genomics and phenotypes in nonsyndromic orofacial cleft (OFC) families from many ethnicities; genetic studies of oral and dental diseases; multidisciplinary studies of oral health disparities incorporating the metagenome, host genome, behaviors and environment; and genetic studies of normal facial development. My studies have led to collaborations with colleagues across the USA, and in more than 15 other countries, representing all continents except Antarctica.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics; Professor of Oral Biology and of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

Education

  • 1980 
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Genetics