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)