In this episode of Dig Deeper, we ask Rodrigo Lacruz seven questions about his area of research. Rodrigo is a Research Associate at the Center of Craniofacial Molecular Biology in the School of Dentistry at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
His area of expertise involves the dental development of early hominids. Rodrigo discusses how teeth are not unlike trees – giving away our age with microscopic lines much like arboreal growth rings. He also talks about the heartbreak of research equipment failures and a certain magic the number 6 holds for him.