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The graduate program in Oral Biology is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to preparing outstanding clinical and basic science researchers for careers in research and teaching. The Oral Biology Graduate Program consists of 30 faculty from three different colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine) as well as from the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. All members of the graduate faculty are active scholars and experienced mentors, providing students with valuable experiences in their areas of expertise. The program has been highly successful and has produced a number of students who have competed successfully for both research and professional awards at local, national, and international levels.

Please refer to descriptions of faculty research interests and research areas to learn more about the work that is occurring in the program. Faculty research spans from diverse experimental systems to study following major specialties. Not all laboratories have open positions available for a new graduate student in a given year.


Research Resources

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and contact potential research mentors directly before applying to the program.

Microbial Pathogenesis/Inflammation/Immunity

Chemical Senses


Musculoskeletal Biology/ Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Cancer Biology/Wound Healing

Oral Infectious Disease

Dental Materials/Biomedical Engineering