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

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 Treatments

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.

Dan Tylka, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor, Director of TMD/Sleep Medicine

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

Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Mary Margaret Jefferson 
Senior Research Assistant

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

Iva Pendleton 
Admin. Service Assistant

Shawn Rider
TMD/Sleep Disorder Clinic Coordinator

Laura Rush B.A., M.P.H.
Grants & Clinical Research Manager

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

Terea Jones
Administrative Assistant


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