Thach-Vu Ho

CSA 123, HSC 9062
Phone: (323) 442-3187
Fax: (323) 442-2981
thachvuh@usc.edu

Thach-Vu Ho, M.S.

Instructional Laboratory Manager, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • California State University, Long Beach
    B.S.
    2008
    Cell &Molecular & Physiology

  • California State University, Long Beach
    M.S.
    2011
    Biology

  • 2013 - present - Instructional Laboratory Manager - Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011 - 2013 - Research Technician III/Supervisor - Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 - 2011 - Intern of Stem Cell Research - City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2009 - 2010 - Teaching Associate of Biology - California State University, Long Beach
  1. Tian H, Feng J, Li J, Ho TV, Yuan Y, Liu Y, Brindopke F, Figueiredo JC, Magee W 3rd, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2017) Intraflagellar transport 88 (IFT88) is crucial for craniofacial development in mice and is a candidate gene for human cleft lip and palate. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Jan 9. pii: ddx002. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28069795.

  2. Ho TV, Iwata J, Ho HA, Grimes WC, Park S, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2015) Integration of comprehensive 3D microCT and signaling analysis reveals differential regulatory mechanisms of craniofacial bone development. Dev Biol. 2015 Apr 15;400(2):180-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.02.010. Epub 2015 Feb 23. PubMed PMID: 25722190; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4385433.

  3. Zhao H, Feng J, Ho TV, Grimes W, Urata M, Chai Y. (2015) The suture provides a niche for mesenchymal stem cells of craniofacial bones. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Apr;17(4):386-96. doi: 10.1038/ncb3139. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 25799059; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4380556.

  4. Li J, Feng J, Liu Y, Ho TV, Grimes W, Ho HA, Park S, Wang SL, Chai Y. (2015) BMP-SHH Signaling Network Controls Epithelial Stem Cell Fate via Regulation of Its Niche in the Developing Tooth. Dev Cell. 2015 Apr 20;33(2):125-35. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.02.021. Epub 2015 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 25865348; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4406846.

  5. Liu Y, Feng JF, Li JY, Zhao Hu, Ho TV, Chai Y. (2015) An Nfic-Hedgehog Signaling Cascade Regulates Tooth Root Development. Development. 2015 Oct 1;142(19):3374-82. doi:10.1242/dev.127068. Epub 2015 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 26293299; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4631759.

  6. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Pelikan RC, Ho TV, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2014) Modulation of Lipid Metabolic Defects Rescues Cleft Palate in Tgfbr2 Mutant Mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jan 1;23(1):182-93. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddt410. Epub 2013 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 23975680; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3857953.

  7. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Yokota T, Ho TV, Pelikan R, Urata M, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2014) TGFβ regulates epithelial-mesenchymal interactions through WNT signaling activity to control muscle development in the soft palate. Development. 2014 Feb;141(4):909-17. doi: 10.1242/dev.103093. PubMed PMID: 24496627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3912833.

  8. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Pelikan RC, Ho TV, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Dixon MJ, Chai Y. (2013) Smad4-Irf6 genetic interaction and TGF-mediated IRF6 signaling cascade are crucial for palatal fusion in mice. Development. 2013 Mar;140(6):1220-30. doi: 10.1242/dev.089615. Epub 2013 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 23406900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3585659.

  9. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Pelikan RC, Ho TV, Chai Y. (2013) Non-canonical transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling in cranial neural crest cells causes tongue muscle developmental defects. J Biol Chem. 2013 Oct 11;288(41):29760-70. doi:10.1074/jbc.M113.493551. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PubMed PMID: 23950180; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3795273.