Department of Bioscience Research

Faculty and Staff


Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research


Jegdish P. Babu, B.S.,M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Melody A. Barron, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor

Mustafa K. Dabbous, M.S., Ph.D.

Edward Harris, Ph.D.

George T.J. Huang, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.
Professor & Director for Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies

Chris S. Ivanoff, D.D.S.
Associate Professor

Mark Scarbecz, Ph.D.
Professor, Assistant Dean, Institutional Affairs

Edwin Thomas, M.S., Ph.D.

David Tipton, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Antheunis Versluis, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Biomaterials Research

Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Brandy Clark, C.D.A, R.D.A
Clinical Dental Assistant

Mary Margaret Jefferson
Senior Research Assistant

Geraldine Moore
Lab Assistant

Brian R. Morrow, B.S., M.S.
Research Coordinator

Iva Pendleton
Admin. Service Assistant

Colette W. Stewart, R.D.H., B.S., M.S.O.L.
Clinical Research Associate

Linda Vincent
TMD/Sleep Disorder Clinic Coordinator

Laura C. Young, B.A., M.P.H.
Research Grants & Contracts Manager

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