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Investigator Spotlight: Mary Marazita, PhD
“ I am very happy and proud to be part of Kids First. Kids First is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the genetics of orofacial cleft birth defects from my studies, and, importantly, to compare the results from the facial birth defects to the results for the numerous other birth defects included in Kids First. ” - Dr. Mary Marazita
Currently, Dr. Marazita’s research focuses on the human genetics of complex traits, primarily facial birth defects (including cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies), and oral disease (such as caries, malocclusion, and peridontal disease). She has more than 290 peer-reviewed publications, and substantial grant support, mostly from NIDCR. Her studies have led to collaborations with colleagues across the USA and in more than 15 other countries, representing all continents except Antarctica.