Dr. Seth Weinberg joined the School of Dental Medicine as faculty in the Department of Oral Biology (now Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences) in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty, he completed his graduate work in biological anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by postdoctoral training in neuroimaging at the University of Iowa. Dr. Weinberg currently serves as co-Director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. He also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Human Genetics.
Dr. Weinberg’s research interests include the genetic basis of human craniofacial morphology, the etiology of craniofacial birth defects, and documenting patterns of craniofacial variation in human populations from around the world. To accomplish this, Dr. Weinberg’s research weaves together 3D imaging, morphometrics and genomics. His research has led to the discovery of numerous novel genes impacting human facial appearance. He has served as both principal and co-investigator on a number of collaborative research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Temple University, BA, Anthropology, 1998
- University of Pittsburgh, MA, Anthropology, 2001
- University of Pittsburgh, PhD, Anthropology, 2007
- University of Iowa, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Neuroimaging, 2009
See Dr. Weinberg on Pubmed
- What's Shape Got to Do With It? Examining the Relationship Between Facial Shape and Orofacial Clefting
- Genome scans of facial features in East Africans and cross-population comparisons reveal novel associations
- The Intersection of the Genetic Architectures of Orofacial Clefts and Normal Facial Variation
- Insights into the genetic architecture of the human face
- Genome-wide mapping of global-to-local genetic effects on human facial shape
PI: R01-DE027023 “The Genetic Architecture of Human Facial Morphology”
PI: R01-DE016148 “Extending the Phenotype of Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting”
PI: U01-DE020078 "3D Analysis of Normal Facial Variation: Data Repository and Genetics"
CS 5140, Systemic Gross Anatomy
OCS 5143, Head and Neck Anatomy