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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

McCauley Lab

Research Interests

  • Hormonal controls of bone remodeling
  • Anabolic actions of parathyroid hormone (PTH), parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) and their dependence on the PTH-1 receptor and AP-1 transcription factors to evoke their anabolic actions
  • Impact and therapeutic potential of PTH in craniofacial osseous wound healing
  • The role of PTHrP and the bone marrow microenvironment in the pathophysiology associated with skeletal metastasis
  • Interactions of hematopoietic cells and PTH/PTHrP actions in the bone microenvironment
McCauley book 2012


Mineralized Tissues in Oral and Craniofacial Science
Biological Principles and Clinical Correlates

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Video Abstract from Laurie McCauley on recently published JBMR paper entitled "Proteoglycan 4: A dynamic regulator of skeletogenesis and parathyroid hormone skeletal anabolism."



 NJEM Video - In a new study at School of Dentistry, researchers show benefits of using osteoporosis drug for periodontal patients.

McCauley PhotoLab Director

Laurie K. McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD
The William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor

Dean, U-M School of Dentistry
Curriculum Vitae

Lab Team

Amy Koh
Research Lab Specialist Lead
Fabiana Soki, DDS
PhD Student
Saja Al-Dujaili, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
payam entezami photoPayam Entezami
Lab Assistant
jia chang photoJia Chang
Periodontics Master's Student
Kevis HsiaoKevin Hsiao
Lab Assistant
Jones-Triche photoJacqueline Jones-Triche, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Hernan Roca
Assistant Research Scientist


McCauley Lab Photos