Elizabeth J. Leslie, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
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Dr. Leslie combines deep phenotyping and genomics to understand the genetic architecture of craniofacial birth defects and fundamental questions of phenotypic heterogeneity, penetrance, and variable expressivity. In addition to identifying new loci for nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate, she is one of the leading experts on Van der Woude syndrome, the most common Mendelian clefting syndrome. She received her PhD in Genetics from the University of Iowa and postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, where she previously held a faculty position in Oral Biology.
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