Oral Biology

Oral Biology is a tremendously diverse scientific area encompassing the disciplines of molecular biology and genetics, microbiology and immunology, genomics, biochemistry, biophysics, craniofacial development, pharmacology, physiology, and cancer biology. Because of the unique combination of tissues and functions of the mouth and craniofacial complex, the field of oral biology blends fundamental scientific disciplines in unique and fascinating ways to meet the challenges of developing new and highly effective ways to manage, cure or prevent diseases and developmental defects. Research in the Department of Oral Biology encompasses all aspects of Oral Biology.

  • Cell and Molecular Biology of tissues of the Oral cavity
  • Signal Transduction
  • Biomineralization
  • Genomics
  • Tissue Engineering of Oral structures
  • Applied Clinical Research AIDS Research
  • Oral Microbiology and Cariology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Evolutionary Biology