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Overview: Division of Extramural Research

Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
Dr. Lillian Shum, Acting Director
Lillian.Shum@nih.gov, 301-594-0618






The NIDCR Division of Extramural Research (DER) plans, develops and manages basic, translational and clinical research supported by grants, cooperative agreements and contracts in dental, oral and craniofacial health and disease. 

This includes infectious diseases; health disparities; behavioral and social aspects of health and disease; temporomandibular joint dysfunction; developmental biology and mammalian genetics; epithelial cell regulation and transformation; pharmacogenetics; bone and tooth physiology and injury; molecular and cellular neuroscience; oral microbiology and microbial pathogenesis; immunology and immunotherapy; AIDS and oral manifestations of immunosuppression; biomaterials; and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.


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This page last updated: January 30, 2014