Our Researchers & Their Work

Driving scientific inquiry and innovation in oral health

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is an internationally recognized leader in craniofacial and oral health research. The College of Dentistry has a proud decades long history of important breakthroughs in biological and biomaterials sciences. Our faculty engage in the latest research in many cutting edge disciplines that make significant contributions to scientific knowledge and improve the health of our patients. These disciplines include anthropology, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, cancer, developmental biology, diabetes, epigenetics, immunology, microbiology, natural products, stem cells, and wound healing. Our faculty are actively involved in training the next generation of clinician scientists who carry on our proud tradition.

Craniofacial Pathobiology

Guy Adami –  Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Functional Foods, Natural Products and Oral Health, Oral Diagnostics
Satish Alapati – Bioengineering, Biomaterials
Phimon Atsawasuwan – Developmental/Craniofacial Biology, Periodontal Disease, Regeneration/Wound Healing, Tooth movement/MicroRNA
Srilata Bagchi – Virology, Cancer Biology
David Crowe – Oral Biology, Stem Cell Biology
Anne George – Developmental/Craniofacial Biology
Jose Iriarte-Diaz – Anthropology & Evolution
Gonzalo Izaguirre – Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Bio-Engineering, Virology (HPV)
Nadia Kawar – Periodontal Disease
Xianghong Luan – Developmental/Craniofacial Biology, Bioengineering
Steven Olson – Cancer Biology, Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Salvador Nares – Periodontal Disease, Immunology
Afsar Naqvi – Periodontal Disease, Immunology
James Radosevich – Cancer Biology
Sriram Ravindran – Bioinformatics, Developmental/Craniofacial Biology, Biomaterials, Stem Cell Biology
David Reed – Developmental/Craniofacial Biology, Bioengineering
Lin Tao – Oral Microbiology
Jianchun Wu – Cancer Biology
Charles Zhou – Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology

Regenerative Sciences

Activities at the basic and translational level that span needs from the repair of damaged and diseased tissues to the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. Study of how materials interact with living tissues; building of tissue replacements.

Satish Alapati – Bioengineering, Wound Healing & Tissue Regeneration
Phimon Atsawasuwan – Biomaterials
Ana Bedran-Russo – Biomaterials
Lin Chen – Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Seung Chung – Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Lyndon Cooper – Biomaterials, Bio-engineering,  Dental Implants, Community Health & Outreach
Luisa DiPietro – Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Robert Druzinsky – Developmental/Craniofacial Biology
Xin Huang – Cancer Biology, Wound Healing
Jianxun Li – Oral Microbiology
Mathew Mathew – Biomaterials
Sriram Ravindran – Biomaterials, Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Cortino Sukotjo – Bioengineering, Educational Research
Clark Stanford – Biomaterials, Dental Implants
Bin Yang – Biomaterials
Judy Yuan – Dental Implants

Clinical, Translational & Community

Fatemah Afshari – Educational Research
Michael Colvard – Global Health Security, Functional Foods, Natural Products and Oral Health
Alison Doubleday – Educational Research, Oral Diagnostics
Linda Kaste – Public Health
Maria Therese Galang-Boquiren – Sleep Medicine, Dental Education
Sheela Raja – Behavioral Science
Joel Schwartz – Functional Foods, Natural Products and Oral Health, Oral Diagnostics
Christine Wu – Functional Foods, Natural Products

Recent Publications

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Recent Publications

ResearchGate Profiles

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