Walid D. Fakhouri
  • Center for Craniofacial Research, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA, USA,
Research fields
  • Developmental biology
Personal information


PhD, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2002

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry, USA


  1. Metwalli, K. A., Do, M. A., Nguyen, K., Mallick, S., Kin, K., Farokhnia, N., Jun, G. and Fakhouri, W. D. (2017). Interferon Regulatory Factor 6 Is Necessary for Salivary Glands and Pancreas Development. J Dent Res: 22034517729803.
  2. Fakhouri, W. D., Metwalli, K., Naji, A., Bakhiet, S., Quispe-Salcedo, A., Nitschke, L., Kousa, Y. A. and Schutte, B. C. (2017). Intercellular Genetic Interaction Between Irf6 and Twist1 during Craniofacial Development. Sci Rep 7(1): 7129.
  3. Yadlapati, M., Biguetti, C., Cavalla, F., Nieves, F., Bessey, C., Bohluli, P., Garlet, G. P., Letra, A., Fakhouri, W. D. and Silva, R. M. (2017). Characterization of a Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-loaded Bioresorbable Delivery System for Pulp Regeneration. J Endod 43(1): 77-83.
  4. Kin, K., Chen, X., Gonzalez-Garay, M. and Fakhouri, W. D. (2016). The effect of non-coding DNA variations on P53 and cMYC competitive inhibition at cis-overlapping motifs. Hum Mol Genet 25(8): 1517-1527.
  5. Leslie, E. J., Taub, M. A., Liu, H., Steinberg, K. M., Koboldt, D. C., Zhang, Q., Carlson, J. C., Hetmanski, J. B., Wang, H., Larson, D. E., Fulton, R. S., Kousa, Y. A., Fakhouri, W. D., Naji, A., Ruczinski, I., Begum, F., Parker, M. M., Busch, T., Standley, J., Rigdon, J., Hecht, J. T., Scott, A. F., Wehby, G. L., Christensen, K., Czeizel, A. E., Deleyiannis, F. W., Schutte, B. C., Wilson, R. K., Cornell, R. A., Lidral, A. C., Weinstock, G. M., Beaty, T. H., Marazita, M. L. and Murray, J. C. (2015). Identification of functional variants for cleft lip with or without cleft palate in or near PAX7, FGFR2, and NOG by targeted sequencing of GWAS loci. Am J Hum Genet 96(3): 397-411.
  6. Price, K. E., Haddad, Y. and Fakhouri, W. D. (2016). Analysis of the Relationship Between Micrognathia and Cleft Palate: A Systematic Review. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 53(2): e34-44.
  7. Joshi, N., Hamdan, A. M. and Fakhouri, W. D. (2014). Skeletal malocclusion: a developmental disorder with a life-long morbidity. J Clin Med Res 6(6): 399-408.
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25247012Fakhouri, W. D., Rahimov, F., Attanasio, C., Kouwenhoven, E. N., Ferreira De Lima, R. L., Felix, T. M., Nitschke, L., Huver, D., Barrons, J., Kousa, Y. A., Leslie, E., Pennacchio, L. A., Van Bokhoven, H., Visel, A., Zhou, H., Murray, J. C. and Schutte, B. C. (2014). An etiologic regulatory mutation in IRF6 with loss- and gain-of-function effects. Hum Mol Genet 23(10): 2711-2720.
  9. Letra, A., Fakhouri, W., Fonseca, R. F., Menezes, R., Kempa, I., Prasad, J. L., McHenry, T. G., Lidral, A. C., Moreno, L., Murray, J. C., Daack-Hirsch, S., Marazita, M. L., Castilla, E. E., Lace, B., Orioli, I. M., Granjeiro, J. M., Schutte, B. C. and Vieira, A. R. (2012). Interaction between IRF6 and TGFA genes contribute to the risk of nonsyndromic cleft lip/palate. PLoS One 7(9): e45441.
  10. Chiu, C., Fakhouri, W., Liu, N., Dayringer, E., Dresch, J. and Arnosti, D. (2012). A two-scale mathematical model for DNA transcription. Math Biosci 236(2): 132-140.
  11. Fakhouri, W. D., Rhea, L., Du, T., Sweezer, E., Morrison, H., Fitzpatrick, D., Yang, B., Dunnwald, M. and Schutte, B. C. (2012). MCS9.7 enhancer activity is highly, but not completely, associated with expression of Irf6 and p63. Dev Dyn 241(2): 340-349.
  12. Ragina, N. P., Schlosser, K., Knott, J. G., Senagore, P. K., Swiatek, P. J., Chang, E. A., Fakhouri, W. D., Schutte, B. C., Kiupel, M. and Cibelli, J. B. (2012). Downregulation of H19 improves the differentiation potential of mouse parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells Dev 21(7): 1134-1144.
  13. Fakhouri, W. D., Nunez, J. L. and Trail, F. (2010). Atrazine binds to the growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor and affects growth hormone gene expression. Environ Health Perspect 118(10): 1400-1405.
  14. Fakhouri, W. D., Ay, A., Sayal, R., Dresch, J., Dayringer, E. and Arnosti, D. N. (2010). Deciphering a transcriptional regulatory code: modeling short-range repression in the Drosophila embryo. Mol Syst Biol 6: 341.
  15. Ay, A., Fakhouri, W. D., Chiu, C. and Arnosti, D. N. (2008). Image processing and analysis for quantifying gene expression from early Drosophila embryos. Tissue Eng Part A 14(9): 1517-1526.
  16. Fakhouri, W. D. and Buchenauer, H. (2002). Enhancement of population densities of fluorescent pseudomonads in the rhizosphere of tomato plants by addition of acibenzolar-S-methyl. Can J Microbiol 48(12): 1069-1075.
  17. Fakhouri, W., Walker, F., Vogler, B., Armbruster, W. and Buchenauer, H. (2001). Isolation and identification of N-mercapto-4-formylcarbostyril, an antibiotic produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens. Phytochemistry 58(8): 1297-1303.
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