Seth  Weinberg, PhD






Bridgeside Point Building

100 Technology Drive, Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15219



Research Assistant Professor

Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics

Department of Oral Biology


Research Interests


Etiology of craniofacial anomalies

Facial morphometrics and shape analysis

3D surface imaging

Genetic basis of facial variation

Relationship between brain and face development

Recent Publications

Weinberg SM, Jenkins EA, Marazita ML, Maher BS. Minor physical anomalies in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research. 2007;89(1-3):72-85. PMCID: 2666162 


Neiswanger K, Weinberg SM, Rogers CR, Brandon CA, Cooper ME, Bardi KM, Deleyiannis FWB, Resick JM, Bowen A, Mooney MP, De Salamanca JE, González B, Maher BS, Martin RA, Marazita ML. Orbicularis oris muscle discontinuities as an expanded phenotypic feature in nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2007;143A(11):1143-1149.


Weinberg SM, Neiswanger K, Marazita ML. Letter to the editor: The use of ultrasound to visualize the upper lips of noncleft and repaired-cleft individuals. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2007;44(6):683-684.


Weinberg SM, Neiswanger K, Richtsmeier JT, Maher BS, Mooney MP, Siegel MI, Marazita ML. Three-dimensional morphometric analysis of craniofacial shape in the unaffected relatives of individuals with nonsyndromic orofacial clefts: a possible marker for genetic susceptibility. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2008;146A(4):409-420.


Weinberg SM, Brandon CA, McHenry TH, Neiswanger K, Deleyiannis FWB, de Salamanca JE, Castilla EE, Czeizel AE, Vieira AR, Marazita ML. Rethinking isolated cleft palate: evidence of occult lip defects in a subset of cases. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2008;146A(13):1670-1675.


Rogers CR, Weinberg SM, Smith TD, Deleyiannis FWB, Mooney MP, Marazita ML. Anatomical basis for apparent subepithelial cleft lip: a histological and ultrasonographic survey of the orbicularis oris muscle. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2008;45(5):518-524.


Rogers CR, Mooney MP, Smith TD, Weinberg SM, Waller BM, Parr LA, Docherty BA, Bonar CJ, Reinholdt LE, Deleyiannis FWB, Siegel MI, Marazita ML, Burrows AM. Comparative micro-anatomy of the orbicularis oris muscle between chimpanzees and humans: evolutionary divergence of lip function. Journal of Anatomy. 2009;214(1):36-44. PMCID: 2631558


Suzuki S, Marazita ML, Cooper ME, Miwa N, Hing A, Jugessur A, Natsume N, Shimozato K, Shi M, Ohbayashi N, Suzuki Y, Niimi T, Minami K, Yamamoto M, Altannamar TJ, Erkhembaatar T, Furukawa H, Daack-Hirsch S, L’Heureux J, Brandon CA, Weinberg SM, Neiswanger K, Deleyiannis FWB, de Salamanca JE, Vieira A, Lidral AC, Martin JF, Murray JC. Mutations in BMP4 are associated with subepithelial, microform, and overt cleft lip. American Journal of Human Genetics. 2009;84(3):406-411. PMCID: 2667991


Weinberg SM, Andreasen NC, Nopoulos P. Three-dimensional analysis of brain shape in nonsyndromic orofacial clefting. Journal of Anatomy. 2009;214(6):926-936. PMCID: in process


Weinberg SM, Naidoo S, Bardi KM, Brandon CA, Neiswanger K, Resick JM, Martin RA, Marazita ML. Face shape of unaffected parents with cleft affected offspring: combining three-dimensional surface imaging and geometric morphometrics. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2009; 12(4):271-281. PMCID: 2765674


Neiswanger K, Chirigos KW, Klotz CM, Cooper ME, Bardi KM, Brandon CA, Weinberg SM, Vieira AR, Martin RA, Czeizel AE, Castilla EE, Poletta FA, Marazita ML. Whorl patterns on the lower lip are associated with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2009 (in press).