Dr. Jason Wan is the Director of the Mineralized Tissue Physiology Program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Dr. Wan obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania studying metalloenzymes. His other research projects have included studies of the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-alpha Receptor Associated Factor (TRAF) family members in inflammatory processes as well as elucidating the structural and functional roles metals play in proteins. Dr. Wan is currently overseeing projects involving mineralized tissues of the craniofacial skeleton and tooth. The primary focus of his program is to advance the understanding of normal processes underlying formation of these tissues and abnormal processes leading to diseases and disorders.