Faculty Directory

Core Faculty

Jonathan An, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor

Cheryl Cameron, MSEd, PhD, JD, Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Donald Chi, DDS, PhD, Professor
Dentistry and public health, Medicaid dental program, dental care utilization for children with special health care needs, multi-level statistical modeling

Gary Chiodo, DMD, FACD, Acting Professor

Whasun Oh Chung, PhD, Research Professor
Oral Microbiology and Defensin Antimicrobial Peptides

Susan Coldwell, PhD, Professor
Development and physiological influences on taste preference and perception.  Psychophysical measurement of pain, anxiety, and taste

Richard Darveau, MS, PhD, Professor
Bacteria/host interactions, LPS biochemistry, Host inflammatory response

Mark Drangsholt, DDS, MPH, PhD, Professor
Orofacial Pain

Philippe Hujoel, PhD, DDS, MSD, MS, Professor
Nutrition with a focus on low carbohydrate diets, harmful effects of diagnostic radiation and evidence-based methodology and applications

Douglass Jackson, PhD, DMD, MS, Clinical Professor

Brian Leroux, PhD, Professor
Statistical methods for correlated data with applications to dental research and other fields

C. Michele Lloid, RDH, BA, MS, Clinical Associate Professor
Oral Care of post bone marrow transplant patients

Lloyd Mancl, PhD, Research Associate Professor
Statistical methods for dental research with an emphasis on longitudinal and correlated data and applied research on caries, temporomandibular disorders, and periodontal disease

Jeffrey McLean, PhD, Associate Professor
Oral microbiome, next generation sequencing, in vitro biofilm models

Tracy Popowics, PhD, Associate Professor
Dental Morphology

Richard Presland, PhD, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Molecular Basis of Epithelial Cell Differentiation

Douglas Ramsay, DMD, PhD, MSD, Professor
Mechanisms of Drug Tolerance, Mechanisms and Psychophysics of Pain

Cameron Randall, PhD, Acting Assistant Professor

Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Dental caries management and risk assessment; treatment of patients with dental fear

Alfred Sipols, PhD, and Dr. med., Acting Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Salwa Al-Noori, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer

Dwayne Arola,  PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Peter Byers, MD, Adjunct Professor
Collagen Expression

Maida Chen, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Michael Cunningham, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Pathogenesis of human malformation syndromes

Ajay Dhaka, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Albert Folch, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Development of miniature cell culture tools for quantitative cell biology studies

Cecilia Giachelli, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Adhesion molecules and vascular biology processes

David Hockenberry, MD, Adjunct Professor

Greg Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH, Adjunct Professor

Matthew Kaeberlein, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Molecular mechanisms of aging

Masaoki Kawasumi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mammalian DNA repair and cancer

Zi-Jun Liu, DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Research Associate Professor
Biology of craniofacial skeletons and musculatures, TMJ functions and TMD, Mechanism of orthodontic tooth movements and material properties of periodontal ligaments

Ali Murat Maga, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Oral clefts, maternal nutrition, infant feeding, and global health

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Skin cancer biology, Merkel cell carcinoma

Frank Roberts, DDS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeffrey Rubenstein, DMD, MS, Adjunct Professor

Hannele Ruohola-Baker, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Stem cell development and differentiation in vertebrates and invertebrates

Eric Siebel, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor
Optical scanning devices for disease diagnosis

Patrick Stayton, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Engineering proteins for biotechnology, Biomaterials, and biomedical therapies/diagnostics

Paul Yager, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Research and development of biomedical diagnostic technology based on microbluidics

Emeritus Faculty

Beverly Dale-Crunk, Professor Emeritus

Timothy DeRouen, Professor Emeritus

Kenneth Izutsu, Professor Emeritus

Karl Kaiyala, Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Peter Milgrom, Professor Emeritus

Thomas Morton, Jr., Professor Emeritus

Eileen Watson, Professor Emeritus

Philip Weinstein, Professor Emeritus

Norma Wells, Associate Professor Emeritus