David Ornitz, MD, PhD

Professor, Developmental Biology

The Ornitz lab uses molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches to study the regulation of cell growth, development, homeostasis, and response to injury, in the mouse. Current studies examine Fibroblast Growth Factors, FGF receptors, and a variety of other interacting signaling pathways in neonatal and adult mice, with a focus on skeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary development, physiology and injury response. The Ornitz laboratory has constructed FGF and FGF receptor mutants with defects in these and other organ systems. Mutant mice are being studied as genetic and developmental model systems for mesodermal and epithelial patterning, organogenesis, tissue homeostasis, and tissue repair.

Research keywords: mouse molecular genetics; bone homeostasis; alveologenesis

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Find it here.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:I have mentored 25 postdoctoral fellows. Most are currently engaged in academic, industrial, or clinical jobs.

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.