Susan Motch Perrine Ph.D.

Susan Motch Perrine, Ph.D.

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Dr. Perrine is a postdoctoral research assistant in the Richtsmeier lab, where she focuses on the physiology and genetics of craniofacial development and dysmorphology. She obtained her BS and MS in Animal Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University. She obtained her PhD in Physiology from Penn State in 2010, studying aging and the physiology of stress. Some of her work involved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), methods of interest in the Richtsmeier laboratory. She is currently working with mouse models of craniosynostosis to understand genotype-phenotype correspondence and craniofacial variation using an interdisciplinary approach which combines high resolution imaging, geometric morphometrics and wet lab techniques.