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Cynthia S. Beeman, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
    Orthodontics

Research Focus

 

more info...

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Charles Carlson,Ph.D., M.A.,ABPP

Professor
    Psychology and Dentistry

Research Focus

Clinical Psychology, Pain, Self-Regulation, Anxiety Disorders

more info...

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Larry L. Cunningham, Jr., D.D.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Maxillofacial trauma, inflammatory 
mediators, BMP-2 Delivery System

more info....

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Robert Danaher, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Herpes Simplex Virus, Latency
Gene Induction, RT-PCR

more info...

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Dolph R. Dawson III, D.M.D., M.S.

Clinical Research Scientist

Research Focus

Periodontal Infection and Inflammation, Aging, Periodontal Therapy

more info...

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Reny De Leeuw, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chief, Division Orofacial Pain

Research Focus

Temporomandibular disorders, Orofacial Pain, TMJ internal derangements, TMJ osteoarthrosis, Neuroimaging, fMRI, estrogen

more info...

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Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Ph.D.

Alvin L. Morris Professor of 
    Oral Health Research
Director, Center for Oral Health    
    Research
Associate Dean for Research

Research Focus

 

more info...

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Octavio A. Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S.

Ph.D. Research Student
    Center for Oral Health Research

Research Focus

mmune response, Human Gingival Fibroblast, inflammatory cytokines, Periodontal disease and HIV-1 exacerbation.

more info...

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Brad Huang, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Inflammation, signal transduction, genetic fingerprinting, genetic polymorphism

more info...

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Sreenatha Kirakodu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist III

Research Focus

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Mengtao Li, Ph.D., M.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Research Focus

IMolecular virology, Kaposiís sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), human cytomegalovirus (hCMV), HIV, recombinant virus, immune evasion, viral reactivation, cytokines, immune responses, periodontitis, bacteria-virus interaction

more info...

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Yi-Ling Lin, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.

Research Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Bone, osteoclasts, transcription factor, transcriptional regulation, microphthalmia

more info...

Craig Miller, D.M.D., M.S.

Professor
    Oral Medicine and Microbiology,   
    Immunology & Molecular   
    Genetics 

Research Focus

Herpes simplex virus

more info...

Richard J. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Richard J. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
     Biomaterials Science

Research Focus

Biomaterials Science, Adhesion, Mechanical properties, Bonding to tooth structure, Fatigue of biomaterials, Dental amalgam

more info...

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John Novak, Ph.D., M.S., LDS, BDS 

Professor of Periodontics 
Associate Director, 
    Center for Oral Health Research

Research Focus

Periodontal Infection and Inflammation, Aging, Periodontal Therapy, Neutrophil Biology.

more info...

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Karen Novak, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Periodontal Disease, Microbiology, Prokaryotic Molecular Biology

more info...

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Tim Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Behavioral Science, 
     College of Medicine
Professor of Oral Health Science, 
    College of Dentistry
Professor of Educational and 
    Counseling Psychology, 
    College of Education

Research Focus

Dental fear, statistics, educational technology

more info...

Pam Stein, D.M.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Dental fear, statistics, educational technology

 

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Judy Skelton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Curriculum

Research Focus

Educational program development, 
outcomes assessment, childhood caries prevention

more info...

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Mark Thomas, D.M.D.

Division Head, Periodontology
Program Director, Graduate 
    Periodontology
Safety and Infection Control Officer

Research Focus

Bone regeneration; link between periodontal disease and systemic disease; implantology

more info...

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Juan F. Yepes, D.D.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor
    Division of Oral Diagnosis,
    Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology

Research Focus

Oral Medicine, Dry Mouth, Xerostomia, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Orofacial Pain, Oral Radiology

more info...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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