Research Domains

Craniofacial, Skeletal biology & Disease

Research in this domain is comprised of investigations related to craniofacial developmental biology, mineralized tissues, tooth and bone biology, oral sensory and pain neuroscience, stem cell niche biology, oral infectious and immunologic diseases.

Cancer Biology & Therapeutics

Research in this domain is comprised of investigations related to molecular mechanisms of tumor progression of oral and pharyngeal cancer, salivary gland tumors, skeletal and soft tissue metastasis of solid tumors, angiogenesis, cancer stem cells, biomarker discovery disease detection, treatment resistance and survivorship.

Tissue Engineering & Regeneration

Research in this domain is comprised of regenerative medicine strategies to reconstruct oral and periodontal structures using biologics, biomimetic strategies and stem cells to engineer tissues and drug targeting approaches.

Clinical, Population & Educational Research

Research in this domain is comprised of investigations focused on the translation of basic knowledge into new clinical therapies, diagnosis and evaluation of therapies in order to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health at the individual and population levels. Also within this domain are investigators focused on the impact of behavior on oral care, special populations as well as the development of new models for collaborative care, health outcomes and education.