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NIDCR Investigators

Alevizos, Ilias, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.
Clinical research; genetics and genomics

Ambudkar, Indu, Ph.D.
Ca2+ entry mechanisms and regulation of fluid secretion; impact in normal function and dysfunction of salivary glands

Angerer, Robert, Ph.D.
Cell fate specification in early embryos with current emphasis on patterning neural tissues

Bugge, Thomas, Ph.D.
Pericellular proteolysis in development, tissue homeostasis and disease

Chen, Wanjun, M.D.
Molecular pathways downstream of TGFb signaling in immune cells in both physiological and pathological settings

Chiorini, John, Ph.D.
Virology; genetics and genomics; molecular biology and biochemistry

Collins, Michael T., M.D.
Biology and physiology of bone and mineral metabolism through clinical and translational studies primarily in rare, monogenic human diseases

Fisher, Larry W., Ph.D.
Functions of small integrin-binding glycoproteins (SIBLINGs) with current emphasis on genetic diseases of bones and teeth

Hoffman, Matthew, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Developmental mechanisms underlying progenitor cell fate during salivary gland organogenesis

Hoon, Mark A., Ph.D.
Somatosensory signaling events and coding to better understand how pain, thermal, itch and mechanical stimuli are detected and perceived

Kulkarni, Ashok, Ph.D.
Neuroscience; molecular biology and biochemistry; biochemistry

Lee, Janice S., D​.D.S., M.D., M.S.
Bone regeneration and stem cell biology, craniofacial congenital anomalies, fibrous dysplasia, and McCune-Albright syndrome

Mays, Jacqueline W., D.D.S., Ph.D.​
Oral mucosal immunity in chronic graft-versus-host disease

Melvin, James Edward, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms involved in saliva formation with an emphasis on ion channels and transporters

Mezey, Eva, M.D., Ph.D.
Biological basis of immune-regulatory actions of bone marrow stromal cells

Moutsopoulos, Niki, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Immune surveillance and inflammation in the oral cavity, with a particular focus on periodontitis

Muallem, Shmuel, Ph.D.
Ca2+ signaling and epithelial transport in secretory glands

Notkins, Abner Louis, M.D.
The function of polyreactive antibodies and the type 1 diabetes autoantigens IA-2 and IA-2b

Park, Myung Hee, Ph.D.
Role of polyamines and eIF5A in translation and proliferation in mammalian cells

Robey, Pamela Gehron, Ph.D.
The role of bone marrow stromal cells and skeletal stem cells in skeletal homeostasis, in disease, and in tissue regeneration; membrane type-matrix metalloproteinases in remodeling of bone and associated tissues

Ryba, Nicholas, Ph.D.
Neurobiology of taste detection, representation and perception

Tabak, Lawrence A., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Biosynthesis, structure, and function of glycoproteins, placing a special emphasis on mucin-type O-glycans

Ten Hagen, Kelly, Ph.D.
Protein modification (glycosylation) influence on organ morphogenesis and function

Yamada, Kenneth, M.D., Ph.D.
Mechanisms and regulation of cell-extracellular matrix interactions and their roles in cell migration, cancer invasion, and embryonic development

Yamada, Yoshihiko, Ph.D.
Roles of the extracellular matrix and protein factors in ectodermal development and diseases

Young, Marian F., Ph.D.
Extracellular matrix protein function in the skeleton tissues including bones, teeth, cartilage and tendon

Associated Investigators

Weigert, Roberto, Ph.D.
Mechanisms and regulation of membrane trafficking in live animals under physiological and pathological conditions.

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This page last updated: November 22, 2016