Investigations of processes that occur within cells and tissues to maintain health and control growth and development; understanding how alterations (genetic/environmental) result in disease (cancer). Study of microbiome/host interactions.
|Anthropology & Evolution||Caries Research||Virology|
|Cancer Biology||Periodontal Disease|
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.
|Biomaterials||Immunology||Stem Cell Biology|
|Dental Implants||Oral Microbiology|
Clinical, Translational & Community
Study of safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, and treatments in individuals; and investigating how and why efforts to promote oral health through intervention are accepted by communities. Study of incidence and prevalence of disease; measuring outcomes of interventions.
|Behavioral Science||Community Health & Outreach|
|Educational Research||Functional Foods & Natural Products|
|Global Health Security||Oral Diagnostics|
|Prevention & Public Health|