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The University of Rochester has trained dentists and other qualified individuals for academic careers in research related to oral health and disease for the past 100 years. The Center for Oral Biology is an integral component of a major research university and collaborates closely with other University departments and centers in all areas of oral science research. The quality of this research has been rewarded by extensive support from federal and industrial sources. All of the faculty in the Center for Oral Biology have academic appointments in basic science and/or clinical departments. In addition, faculty from other departments and centers who have a specific interest in oral sciences have joint appointments in the Center for Oral Biology and actively participate in collaborative research and in the teaching of didactic courses. It is these strong ties that enable research to extend far beyond the Center's own 22,000 square feet of well-equipped laboratory space.

quivey

Quivey, Robert G.
Director, Center for Oral Biology;
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the Center for Oral Biology;
Bacterial Physiology and Genetics;
Molecular Biology of Acid-Adaptation in Streptococcus mutans, an Oral Pathogen
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bowen

Bowen, William H.
Welcher Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology in the Center for Oral Biology;
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Medicine;
Saliva Glucosyltransferase Interactions on Surfaces
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hsu

Hsu, Wei
Professor of Biomedical Genetics in the Center for Oral Biology;
Professor of Oncology in the Cancer Center;
Genetic Regulatory Circuits in Development and Disease
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Ovitt, Catherine
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics in the Center for Oral Biology;
Application of Mouse Genetics to the Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
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Research Track Faculty

SzilviaArany, Szilvia
Research Assistant Professor of Dentistry in the Center for Oral Biology;
Explores specific progenitor cell populations for salivary gland regeneration purposes using both in vitro and in vivo models, and on a translational approach involving siRNA applications for gene therapy into radiation-damaged salivary glands.
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gonzalez

Maruyama, Takamitsu
Research Assistant Professor of Dentistry in the Center for Oral Biology;
Mouse genetics and stem cell biology for the understanding of craniofacial morphogenesis, their malformations, and their regeneration.
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Joint Faculty

haidaris

Haidaris, Constantine
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology;
Associate Professor in the Center for Oral Biology;
Pathogenesis of Pneumocystis carinii and Candida albicans

shuttleworth

Shuttleworth, Trevor
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology; Professor in the Center for Oral Biology;
Mechanisms involved in the generation and modulation of intracellular calcium signals in non-excitable cells, particularly modes of receptor-activated calcium entry during oscillatory calcium signals

Takano, TakahiroTakahiro
Research Assistant Professor of Dentistry;
Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Oral Biology
Focuses on how the symptom of chronic pain is generated by peripheral nerves, which sends the pain signal from the site of pain to the spinal cord and brain. Alteration of nerve functions sends exaggerated or abnormal signals to the central nervous system, resulting in the development of chronic pain. Conversely, the restoration of the peripheral nervous function can reverse the symptom ​and alleviate from persistent pain.

yule

Yule, David
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology;
Professor of Medicine;
Professor in the Center for Oral Biology;
Mechanisms underlying Ca2+ signaling events in exocrine cells
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