Joan Richtsmeier

Professsor of Anthropology

Joan Richtsmeier
  • 320 Carpenter Building
    University Park, PA 16802
  • She/Her
  • jta10@psu.edu

Research Summary

Analysis of craniofacial phenotypes.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Skull Craniosynostoses Sutures Brain Mutation Phenotype Coronavirus Education Anatomy Bone And Bones Head Receptor, Fibroblast Growth Factor, Type 2 Apoptosis Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors Human Chromosomes Single Cell Analysis Asymmetry Defects Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21 Cells Cell Shape Palate Skin Abnormalities Symmetry Acrocephalosyndactylia

Most Recent Papers

Evolutionary Cell Processes in Primates: Genes, Skin, Energetics, Breathing, and Feeding

Joan Richtsmeier, M Pitirri, 2022, on p. 350

Evolutionary cell biology in anthropological research

Joan Richtsmeier, M Pitirri, 2022, on p. 18

A transchromosomic rat model with human chromosome 21 shows robust Down syndrome features

Yasuhiro Kazuki, Feng J. Gao, Miho Yamakawa, Masumi Hirabayashi, Kanako Kazuki, Naoyo Kajitani, Sachiko Miyagawa-Tomita, Satoshi Abe, Makoto Sanbo, Hiromasa Hara, Hiroshi Kuniishi, Satoshi Ichisaka, Yoshio Hata, Moeka Koshima, Haruka Takayama, Shoko Takehara, Yuji Nakayama, Masaharu Hiratsuka, Yuichi Iida, Satoko Matsukura, Naohiro Noda, Yicong Li, Anna J. Moyer, Bei Cheng, Nandini Singh, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Mitsuo Oshimura, Roger H. Reeves, 2022, American Journal of Human Genetics on p. 328-344

How gene expression can induce correlated changes in brain and skull systems

N Martinez Abadias, Joan Richtsmeier, 2022, on p. 23

Meckel’s cartilage in mandibular development and dysmorphogenesis

M Pitirri, S Perrine, Joan Richtsmeier, 2022, Frontiers in Genetics

Embryonic and early postnatal cranial bone volume and tissue mineral density values for C57BL/6J laboratory mice

Kate M. Lesciotto, Lauren Tomlinson, Steven Leonard, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2022, American Journal of Anatomy

Single-cell analysis identifies a key role for Hhip in murine coronal suture development

Greg Holmes, Ana S. Gonzalez-Reiche, Madrikha Saturne, Susan M. Motch Perrine, Xianxiao Zhou, Ana C. Borges, Bhavana Shewale, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Bin Zhang, Harm van Bakel, Ethylin Wang Jabs, 2021, Nature Communications

Volume 1. Evolutionary Cell Processes in Primates: Bone, Brains, and Muscle (1st ed.).

Joan Richtsmeier, M Pitirri, 2021, on p. 350

An Analysis of Anatomy Education Before and During Covid-19: May-August 2020

Derek J. Harmon, Stefanie M. Attardi, Malli Barremkala, Danielle C. Bentley, Kirsten M. Brown, Jennifer F. Dennis, Haviva M. Goldman, Kelly M. Harrell, Barbie A. Klein, Christopher J. Ramnanan, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Gary J. Farkas, 2021, Anatomical Sciences Education on p. 132-147

Over 400 million years of cooperation: untangling the chondrocranium-dermatocranium connection.

S Perrine, Joan Richtsmeier, 2021,

Most-Cited Papers

Angiogenesis and intramembranous osteogenesis

Christopher J. Percival, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2013, American Journal of Anatomy on p. 909-922

Hand in glove

Joan T. Richtsmeier, Kevin Flaherty, 2013, Acta Neuropathologica on p. 469-489

A genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis near BMP2 and within BBS9

Cristina M. Justice, Garima Yagnik, Yoonhee Kim, Inga Peter, Ethylin Wang Jabs, Monica Erazo, Xiaoqian Ye, Edmond Ainehsazan, Lisong Shi, Michael L. Cunningham, Virginia Kimonis, Tony Roscioli, Steven A. Wall, Andrew O.M. Wilkie, Joan Stoler, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Yann Heuzé, Pedro A. Sanchez-Lara, Michael F. Buckley, Charlotte M. Druschel, James L. Mills, Michele Caggana, Paul A. Romitti, Denise M. Kay, Craig Senders, Peter J. Taub, Ophir D. Klein, James Boggan, Marike Zwienenberg-Lee, Cyrill Naydenov, Jinoh Kim, Alexander F. Wilson, Simeon A. Boyadjiev, 2012, Nature Genetics on p. 1360-1364

Understanding craniosynostosis as a growth disorder

Kevin Flaherty, Nandini Singh, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2016, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology on p. 429-459

p38 inhibition ameliorates skin and skull abnormalities in Fgfr2 Beare-Stevenson mice

Yingli Wang, Xueyan Zhou, Kurun Oberoi, Robert Phelps, Ross Couwenhoven, Miao Sun, Amélie Rezza, Greg Holmes, Christopher J. Percival, Jenna Friedenthal, Pavel Krejci, Joan T. Richtsmeier, David L. Huso, Michael Rendl, Ethylin Wang Jabs, 2012, Journal of Clinical Investigation on p. 2153-2164

Tissue-specific responses to aberrant FGF signaling in complex head phenotypes

Neus Martínez-Abadías, Susan M. Motch, Talia L. Pankratz, Yingli Wang, Kristina Aldridge, Ethylin Wang Jabs, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2013, American Journal of Anatomy on p. 80-94

The Developmental Basis of Quantitative Craniofacial Variation in Humans and Mice

Neus Martínez-Abadías, Philipp Mitteroecker, Trish E. Parsons, Mireia Esparza, Torstein Sjøvold, Campbell Rolian, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Benedikt Hallgrímsson, 2012, Evolutionary Biology on p. 554-567

Unilateral and bilateral expression of a quantitative trait

Yann Heuzé, Neus Martínez-Abadías, Jennifer M. Stella, Craig W. Senders, Simeon A. Boyadjiev, Lun Jou Lo, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2012, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution on p. 109-122

An Analysis of Anatomy Education Before and During Covid-19: May-August 2020

Derek J. Harmon, Stefanie M. Attardi, Malli Barremkala, Danielle C. Bentley, Kirsten M. Brown, Jennifer F. Dennis, Haviva M. Goldman, Kelly M. Harrell, Barbie A. Klein, Christopher J. Ramnanan, Joan T. Richtsmeier, Gary J. Farkas, 2021, Anatomical Sciences Education on p. 132-147

From shape to cells

Neus Martínez-Abadías, Greg Holmes, Talia Pankratz, Yingli Wang, Xueyan Zhou, Ethylin Wang Jabs, Joan T. Richtsmeier, 2013, DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms on p. 768-779