Research Projects in Medical Sciences

HSDM faculty conduct research in a wide range of areas. To locate research projects in specific fields and/or by particular faculty members, please use the search function in the bar at right. HSDM faculty are currently engaged in research on:

Biomedical and Tissue Engineering

Projects in this area focus on biomaterials, fracture healing, bone regeneration, wound repair, and tooth regeneration.

Cell Biology

Projects in this area focus on skeletal and vascular biology and pathology, cell differentiation, embryonic development, tissue homeostasis, and signal transduction.

Clinical Sciences

Projects in this area focus on cutting-edge technologies that address questions with human translational impact.

Developmental Biology and Pathology

Projects in this area focus on the molecular basis for skeletal and vascular morphogenesis, genetics of birth defects, and vascular anomalies.

Education Science

Projects in this area focus on problem-based-learning, the use of information technology in education, and innovative methodologies in dental education.

Extracellular Matrix Biology and Pathology

Projects in this area focus on wound healing, matrix remodeling and degradation, and matrix changes during aging.

Genetics

Projects in this area focus on genomic and proteomic technologies, genetic causes of degenerative joint disease, and skeletal dysplasias.

Immunology

Projects in this area focus on oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, infectious agents, and inflammatory bone loss.

Public Health and Health Services

Projects in this area focus on health promotion, access to care, disease prevention, pharmacological and behavioral interventions, epidemiology of dental diseases, and dental health care policy.

Skeletal Biology and Pathology

Projects in this area focus on skeletogenesis, skeletal morphogenesis and growth, tooth formation, joint disorders, and bone loss.