“As one of the top oral biology departments in the country, students interact with some of the best in fundamental oral science."
Professor, Oral Biology
The Department of Oral Biology provides state-of-the-art research training in scientific methodology and theory, preparing students to become part of leading oral health research faculties or oral health research institutions.
Creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge inoral and craniofacial health science.
Postdoctoral, graduate, dental, and undergraduate.
Major Research Areas
The ProgramThe department has a PhD program in Oral Biology, a strong postdoctoral training program, and is associated with both the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) run by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the MS in Oral Sciences program run by the School of Dental Medicine. Learn More >>
A NIH T-32 Institutional Training Grant is currently available for domestic PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Support for non-domestic students is also available. Learn More >>
The department has an extremely impressive history of obtaining research funding, including both department-wide NIH training grants and individual faculty research awards. The department’s particular success in obtaining NIH Training Grants reflects its very strong national reputation for both research quality and student mentoring. In turn, these grants provide the funding required to maintain a large and robust training program.
Graduates of our PhD and postdoctoral training programs are successful researchers, teachers, and administrators in dental schools and research institutions throughout the U.S., and in many foreign countries.