Johann K. Eberhart

  • Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences
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Contact Information


The Eberhart lab studies how genetics and the environment influence the cellular mechanisms underlying craniofacial development. Craniofacial morphogenesis requires the precise control of multiple cellular processes, including cell movement, signaling, and differentiation. Disruption of any one of the processes can result in craniofacial disease, which is prevalent in humans. Their goal is to determine how these varied cellular processes integrate during craniofacial morphogenesis using the zebrafish as a model organism. Studies in the lab utilize a variety of techniques including genetics, molecular biology and live imaging of embryos to finely dissect normal craniofacial morphogenesis and help determine the causes of craniofacial disease.

Research Areas

  • Molecular Biology or Genetics
  • Substance Use Disorders

Fields of Interest

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

Centers and Institutes

  • Institute for Neuroscience
  • Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs
  • Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
  • M.S., Wichita State University
  • B.A. in Biology and Psychology, Bethel College