Michael Melnick

An expert on embryo development, genetic birth defects, and craniofacial anomalies

Professor and Director, Laboratory for Craniofacial Developmental Genetics, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


  • craniofacial anomalies
  • genetic birth defects
  • embryo development
  • biomedical ethics
  • science and religion
  • systems biology
  • embryonic submandibular salivary gland morphogenesis

Additional Information

      Editor, Journal of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology


      Author of five books and 100 scientific articles


      Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


      National Board Member, Committee of Concerned Scientists


    Charter Member and Past President, Society of Craniofacial Genetics