Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Helen Wimer

Biological Laboratory Technicican
Department / Division
  • HT (ASCP)
Research Interests


  • Kramer, K., Chavez, M. B., Tran, A. T., Farah, F., Tan, M. H., Kolli, T. N., dos Santos, E. J. Lira, Wimer, Helen F., Millan, J. L., Suva, L. J., Gaddy, D., and Foster, B. L. 2021. "Dental defects in the primary dentition associated with hypophosphatasia from biallelic ALPL mutations." Bone, 143 115732–115732.
  • Xu, He, Lenhart, Sydney A., Chu, Emily Y., Chavez, Michael B., Wimer, Helen F., Dimori, Milena, Somerman, Martha J., Morello, Roy, Foster, Brian L., and Hatch, Nan E. 2020. "Dental and craniofacial defects in theCrtap(-/-)mouse model of osteogenesis imperfecta type VII." Developmental Dynamics, 249, (7) 884–897.
  • Xu, H., Snider, T. N., Wimer, Helen F., Yamada, S. S., Yang, T., Holmbeck, K., and Foster, B. L. 2016. "Multiple essential MT1-MMP functions in tooth root formation, dentinogenesis, and tooth eruption." Matrix Biology, 52/54 266–283.
  • Zweifler, Laura E., Ao, M., Yadav, M., Kuss, P., Narisawa, S., Kolli, T. N., Wimer, Helen F., Farquharson, C., Somerman, M. J., Millán, J. L., and Foster, Brian L. 2016. "Role of PHOSPHO1 in Periodontal Development and Function." Journal of dental research, 95, (7) 742–751.
  • Foster, B. L., Ao, M., Willoughby, C., Soenjaya, Y., Holm, E., Lukashova, L., Tran, A. B., Wimer, Helen F., Zerfas, P. M., Nociti, F. H., Jr., Kantovitz, K. R., Quan, B. D., Sone, E. D., Goldberg, H. A., and Somerman, M. J. 2015. "Mineralization defects in cementum and craniofacial bone from loss of bone sialoprotein." Bone, 78 150–164.
  • Zweifler, Laura E., Patel, Mudita K., Nociti, Francisco H., Wimer, Helen F., Millán, Jose L., Somerman, Martha J., and Foster, Brian L. 2015. "Counter-regulatory phosphatases TNAP and NPP1 temporally regulate tooth root cementogenesis." IJOS: International Journal of Oral Science, 7 27–41.
  • Foster, B. L., Soenjaya, Y., Nociti, F. H., Holm, E., Zerfas, P. M., Wimer, Helen F., Holdsworth, D. W., Aubin, J. E., Hunter, G. K., Goldberg, H. A., and Somerman, M. J. 2012. "Deficiency in Acellular Cementum and Periodontal Attachment in Bsp Null Mice." Journal of dental research, 92, (2) 166–172.