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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ORAL HEALTH
Year after year, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC brings clinical innovations and breakthroughs in craniofacial biology to the field of dentistry, shaping the way dentists practice and dental students are taught — and changing patients’ lives.
Our cutting-edge research is unraveling the mysteries of human genetics; decoding the chemical language of bacteria biofilms; revealing diagnostic biomarkers in human saliva; advancing three-dimensional imaging; and much more.
Ostrow houses several research centers that are moving the field forward and is home to the top-ranked USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
Ostrow jumps to third top-funded U.S. dental institution by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. IF THE PAST FEW YEARS OF PANDEMIC were meant to slow researchers down in their quest for knowledge, no one told the research teams working in Ostrow’s lab spaces across both campuses. The Herman Ostrow School of […]
Zhaoyang Liu Assistant Professor LAST YEAR, Ostrow welcomed researcher Zhaoyang Liu to the Trojan Dental Family. The tenure-track assistant professor earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in China before pursuing a master’s degree in cellular, molecular and structural biology from Miami University-Ohio and a doctorate in biology from the University of Rochester-New York. […]
USC researcher Dechen Lin has created miniature organs — with the hope of fighting a rare type of cancer. CANCERS THAT IMPACT THE JUNCTION of the esophagus and the stomach are rare — but debilitating. They get less attention than breast, prostate or lung cancers — and 85 percent of patients diagnosed with gastroesophageal junction […]
USC researchers look inside teeth to figure out how we might regenerate teeth in the future. TEETH ARE MARVELOUSLY COMPLICATED structures — and the way they develop is also complex. The majority of tooth tissue (except the enamel) comes from cranial neural crest cells — stem cells that eventually develop into craniofacial bones and cartilage. […]
Through the DIA JumpStart program, non-USC undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD spend the summer in USC research labs. BY DANIEL P. SMITH The moment Angelita Araujo-Villalba heard about the USC Diversity, Inclusion, Access (DIA) JumpStart program at USC, she knew she had to apply. Then a sophomore at Cal Poly Pomona studying molecular and […]