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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

Hernan Roca
Assistant Research Scientist
Amy Koh
Research Lab Specialist Lead
Megan Michalski photoMegan Michalski
OHS PhD Student
Benjamin Sinder
PhD, Post-Doc
Shannon Kloberdanz
Undergrad UROP
Savannah Weidner photoSavannah Weidner
Undergrad Lab Assistant
Marta Puricade, MD
Victoria Chochla photoVictoria Chochla
Undergrad UROP
DeAndra Paige photoDeAndra Paige
Undergrad Lab Assistant
James Rhee photoJames Rhee
Undergrad Lab Assistant


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