Ferreira Laboratory
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Our laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular signals that regulated Neural Crest cell formation, migration and patterning of craniofacial cartilages.  We have several projects involving the signals involved in this patterning.

TGF-beta signaling

Wnt Signaling

Tbx signaling


We have generated a novel ENU mutant that lacks all craniofacial cartilages, ghost. We are currently working on mapping this mutation and characterizing the nature of the defect.

 The Lab travels to Tampa Florida to present our work at the Annual American Association for Dental Research (AADR) conference.