Since 2012, I've been working for the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the University of Southern California, first as Senior Editor and now as Project Director. My background is in linguistics with a focus on the evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience of language (A.B./A.M. magna cum laude, Ph.D., Harvard). I continue to research and publish in linguistics.

One of my favorite parts of my job is being part of C-DOCTOR and FaceBase. These two nationwide consortia are working hard to provide comprehensive resources to the scientific community and to accelerate the clinical translation of novel regenerative therapies.


I've been riding horses all my life and have competed in hunters, jumpers, equitation, eventing, and dressage. I currently show in adult equitation and medals with Ariovist (Ari) while my jumper, Gifted (Gigi), enjoys her retirement. The rest of the time, I spend with my husband (Kay) and our two flat-coated retrievers (Kona & Aspen).


Bridget D. Samuels, Ph.D.
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
University of Southern California
2250 Alcazar St., CSA 104
Los Angeles, CA 90033

me at bridgetsamuels dot com
bdsamuel at usc dot edu