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Andrew Lidral

Name: Andrew Lidral
Title: Professor
Focus Area: Both
Office Number: 319-335-8498
Campus Address: S240 DSB

Dr. Lidral has conducted research in the field of craniofacial genetics, with a primary focus on nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate for over 20 years. He established a multi-center, international consortium of Cleft and Craniofacial Centers at The Ohio State University, University of Iowa, Seattle Children's Hospital and Clinica Noel in Medellin, Colombia, that resulted in the recruitment of well over 4000 individual from families with cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Lidral led one of the first groups to conduct a genome wide linkage scan and subsequently led the first and only group to use this genetic data to identify the second major gene for clefting - FOXE1. He has demonstrated expertise in the use of model organisms, both mouse and zebrafish, to study embryonic facial development. As a clinician serving as a healthcare provider for children affected with craniofacial anomalies, he has expertise in recognizing syndromes as well as minor facial anomalies. Furthermore, through his Orthodontic training he has extensive knowledge about human post-natal facial development in individuals with and without facial birth defects. His work has been widely published as well as cited in this area.