Oral Biology

Department of Oral Biology

Chair: Margaret A. Jergenson, DDS

Our department educates dental students in the biomedical sciences. These sciences include: microscopic and macroscopic anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, and pharmacology.

Faculty

Laura C. Barritt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Craniofacial Development, Cell Signaling Mechanisms

402.280.5212

D. Roselyn Cerutis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Biochemistry of Nutrition, Biology of Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) in the Context of Oral Diseases, G protein-coupled receptor pharmacology, Human Oral and Gut Microbiome, Lipid Growth Factors, Natural Products Chemistry, Periodontal Disease, Polymer Chemistry

402.280.5033

Margaret A. Jergenson, DDS

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Head and Neck Anatomy, Temporomandibular Anatomy

402.280.5057

Neil S. Norton, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Professor

Anatomical Variations, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), Head and Neck Anatomy

402.280.5002

Barbara J. O'Kane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Oral Biology Graduate Program

Hematopoetic Stem Cells, Oral Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, Immunology of the Oral Cavity

402.659.5029

Sonia Maria Rocha-Sanchez, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Auditory Hair Cell Regeneration, Cariology, Craniofacial Dysmorphism, Oral Inflammation, Research Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer/Translational Research, Tissue Regeneration

402.280.5098

Michael D. Weston, M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Molecular Biology

402.280.5030

Special Faculty and Contributed Services Faculty

stephengross [at] creighton [dot] edu (Stephen M. Gross, Ph.D.)

Niki [dot] Kubiak [at] cox [dot] net (Nichol M. Kubiak, RD, CSSD)