Welcome to the MUSC COHR!
The MUSC Center for Oral Health Research (COHR), sponsored in-part by the NIH/NCRR Center of Biomedical Research Excellence award (COBRE; P20 RR017696) has provided a major impetus for developing a sustainable oral/craniofacial research center based in the College of Dental Medicine. The COHR gained Board of Trustees approval in 2005, and has become the umbrella to support and stimulate campus-wide research interests in oral and craniofacial research and interdisciplinary integration of contemporary science in the oral health and dental education environment. The COHR supports COHR members and all of the College of Dental Medicine faculty who are involved in oral health research and want to engage in investigational clinical as well as basic translational research. To this end and with an emphasis on service, the COHR supports the Center for Oral Health Research Clinical Core (C-COHR) and Laboratory Core (L-COHR). The L-COHR is located in the Basic Science Building (BSB) room 129, and a lab extension is located in BSB 548.
The COHR Laboratory currently supports the following Cores, Facilities, and Resources:
Housing of the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Facility
The mission of the Center for Oral Health Research Laboratory is to provide the means and physical resources for collecting, processing, testing, storing and distributing biological samples for laboratory analysis.
The South Carolina COBRE for Oral Health supports the laboratory with services and equipment supplied to COBRE investigators on a cost-free basis with enhanced priority and to the dental school at minimal charge.