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Murray To Give Kreshover Lecture

Dr. Jeffrey Murray, professor of pediatrics and biological sciences at the University of Iowa, will present the NIDCR 1999 Seymour J. Kreshover Lecture on Monday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The title of his talk is "International Studies of Craniofacial Anomalies." The lecture is open to the entire NIH community.

Dr. Jeffrey Murray

A grantee of the NIDCR since 1988, Murray has research interests including developmental genetics of craniofacial anomalies, molecular genetics of cleft lip and palate, and the epidemiology of birth defects. He currently heads a research team that is conducting an international effort to find the genes for clefting. Through collaboration with Operation Smile and Dr. Ron Munger of Utah State University, Murray is studying genetic and environmental causes of clefting in the Philippines, the most common craniofacial anomaly among the Philippine population. He has examined the link between maternal smoking and gene mutations resulting in clefting in Denmark, California and Iowa. At the University of Iowa, Murray leads the way in integrating medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences. He heads an NIDCR-sponsored Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center, is professor of pediatrics at the College of Medicine, chairs the genetics Ph.D. program, is professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts, professor of pediatric dentistry in the College of Dentistry, and a professor at the Dows Institute of Dental Research.

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