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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
Role of the Akt family of kinases in the 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 diseases
  
Chad Novince, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Interplay between the gastrointestinal microbiome and the immune system
 
 
Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Non-collagenous proteins in periodontal ligament homeostasis
  
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
Post-transcriptional gene regulation by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs in oral cancer and oral mucositis development and progression
 
 
Terrence Day, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and neck cancer
  
Subramanya Pandruvada, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Osteoimmunology; cancer cell signaling
 
 
Alan Diehl, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cancer cell signaling and growth regulatory mechanisms
  
Chrystal Paulos, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
T cell based immunotherapies, cancer immunology
 
 
Gary Gilkeson, MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Innate immune mechanisms influencing autoimmune diseases
  
Ramesh Ramakrishnan, PhD
Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
All your biostatistical needs
 
 
Gerard Hardiman, PhD
Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Bioinformatics analysis for genomic and epigenomic assays
  
Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Oral cancer and the structure and function of invadopodia
 
 
Elizabeth Hill, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Design and analysis of cancer and oral health research studies
  
David Turner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Social and environmental determinants of health disparities and cancer biology
 
 
Phillip Howe, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Role of TGF and Wnt signaling pathways in mediating tumorigenesis
  
Richard Visconti, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Dental stem cell biology
 
 
Yan Huang, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Diabetes and periodontal disease
  
Dennis Watson, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cancer biology
 
 
Andrew Jakymiw, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
RNA interference-based therapies for the treatment of oral cancer
  
Caroline Westwater, PhD
Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Candida pathogenesis, oral microbiology, microbiome research, animal models of infection, gnotobiology
 
 
Christine Kern, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Extracellular matrix remodeling during TMJ development and degeneration
  
Patrick Woster, PhD
Professor
Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Synthesis and evaluation of rationally designed small molecule therapeutic agents
 
 
Michael Kern, PhD
Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Craniofacial development, transcription regulation, and protein-protein interactions
  
Hai Yao, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program
TMJ biomechanics and mechanobiology of cartilaginous tissues
 
 
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
Host-pathogen interaction in the oral cavity, periodontal diseases pathogenesis, and oral infection induced cancers
 
 
Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Swallowing and voice disorders and treatment
  
M. Rita Young, PhD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and neck cancer, cancer immunology
 
 
Meenal Mehrotra, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Role of hematopoietic stem cells in dental tissues and bone
  
Hong Yu, MD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Role of sphingolipids in the pathogenesis of periodontitis