Maria Morasso, PH.D. received an M.Sc. in Immunology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela. Her postdoctoral training was in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. In 2000, Dr. Morasso moved to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH where she is currently a senior investigator and chief of the Laboratory of Skin Biology. Dr. Morasso is also serving as an adjunct investigator at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI.
The Morasso lab aims to understand the function of specific transcriptional regulators and pathways in molecular and cellular processes that contribute to epidermal differentiation and barrier formation, wound repair and the mechanisms underlying the pathologies of ectodermal dysplasias (EDs).