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Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD

Director of The Center for Craniofacial Development and Disorders

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery
Institute of Genetic Medicine
733 North Broadway, Suite 411, Rm 419
Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Phone: (410) 955-4160
Fax: (410) 502-5677
URL: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/JabsLab or http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/craniofacial
E-mail: ejabs1@jhem.jhmi.edu

Academic Appointments:
1996 - Dr. Frank V. Sutland Professor of Pediatric Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Plastic Surgery

Training Grant Role:
Director, International Collaborative Genetic Research Training Program

Research Interests: The focus of my research is on the molecular basis of human craniofacial disorders, especially craniosynostosis and mandibulofacial dysostosis. Ongoing positional cloning efforts are concentrated on the identification of disease genes of craniofacial conditions with neurological deficits. We have identified mutations for these conditions in homebox and helix-loop-helix transcriptional factors and fibroblast growth factors receptors. Current experimentations are focused at the biochemical and cellular level to delineate the pathogenetic mechanism of these mutations and phenotype-genotype correlations.

Teaching Activities: Preceptor in the Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology; Preceptor in the Predoctoral Training Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology; Preceptor in the Medical Genetics Fellowship Training Program; Faculty of the Short Course in Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics; Course Director of Genetics of Congenital Malformations Course.

Last Updated: 9/17/03

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