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 T-COHR | PhD in Biomedical Sciences | Craniofacial Biology

  T-COHR Mentor Roster

 
Alexander Alekseyenko, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Bioinformatics, human microbiome analysis
  
Robin Muise-Helmericks, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Akt family of kinases; regulation of angiogenesis, tumorigenesis and wound healing
 
 
Lauren Ball, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Post translational modification in diabetes and periodontal disease
  
Chad Novince, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Microbiome impact on sketetal development and remodeling
 
 
Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Non-collagenous proteins in periodontal ligament homeostasis, extracellular matrix biology
  
Besim Ogretmen, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sphingolipid metabolism and signaling in regulation of apoptosis and anti-cancer therapeutics in human oral cancers
 
 
James Cray, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Craniofacial development and birth defects, bone tissue engineering, surgical animal models
  
Visu Palanisamy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
RNA binding proteins, head and neck cancer
 
 
Terrence Day, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and neck cancer
  
Chrystal Paulos, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
T cell based immunotherapies, cancer immunology
 
 
Alan Diehl, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cancer cell signaling and growth regulation
  
Viswanathan Ramakrishnan, PhD
Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Missing data methods, mixture distributions in linear mixed models, microarray analysis
 
 
Gary Gilkeson, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Innate immune mechanisms influencing autoimmune diseases
  
Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Head and neck cancer and insulin-like growth factors
 
 
Gerard Hardiman, PhD
Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Bioinformatics analysis for genomic and epigenomic assays
  
David Turner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Social and environmental determinants of health disparities and cancer biology
 
 
Elizabeth Hill, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Design and analysis of cancer and oral health research studies
  
Richard Visconti, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Dental stem cell biology
 
 
Phillip Howe, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Role of TGF and Wnt signaling pathways in mediating tumorigenesis
  
Dennis Watson, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cancer biology
 
 
Yan Huang, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Pathogenesis of periodontal disease in diabetes
  
Caroline Westwater, PhD
Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Candida pathogenesis, host-microbial interactions in health and disease, gnotobiotic animal models
 
 
Andrew Jakymiw, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
RNA interference-based therapies for the treatment of oral cancer
  
Patrick Woster, PhD
Professor
Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Synthesis and evaluation of rationally designed small molecule therapeutic agents
 
 
Christine Kern, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Formation and homeostasis of the extracellular matrix architecture
  
Hai Yao, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program
TMJ biomechanics and mechanobiology of cartilaginous tissues
 
 
Michael Kern, PhD
Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Craniofacial development and genetic circuitry of homeobox genes
  
M. Rita Young, PhD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and neck cancer, cancer immunology
 
 
Zihai Li, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cancer biology, immunology, inflammation, stem cell biology
  
Ozlem Yilmaz, DDS, PhD
Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Oral host-microbial interactions, periodontal diseases
 
 
Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Swallowing and voice disorders and treatment
  
Hong Yu, MD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Sphingosine-1-phosphate and its receptor signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of periodontitis
 
 
Meenal Mehrotra, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hematopoietic stem cells in oral tissues, lineage tracing