YANG CHAI, DDS, PHD
RESEARCH

Associate Dean

 

CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

George and MaryLou Boone Chair

 

chailab.usc.edu

ychai@usc.edu

(323) 442-3480

 

 

PINGHUI FENG, PHD
SECTION OF INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

Chair

 

pinghuif@usc.edu

 

 

MICHAEL MELNICK
LABORATORY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Co-director, Professor

 

mmelnick@usc.edu

 

 

MICHAEL PAINE, BDS, PHD
CRANIOFACIAL BIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM

Director

 

CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Professor

 

paine@usc.edu
(323) 442-2981

 

 

MALCOLM SNEAD, DDS, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Professor

 

DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Division Chair

 

Mlsnead@usc.edu
(323) 442-3178

 

 

STEPHEN YEN, DMD, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Associate Professor

 

syen@usc.edu
(323) 442-1747

 

CASEY CHEN, DDS, PHD
DIVISION OF PERIODONTOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC SCIENCES AND DENTAL HYGIENE

Chair, Professor

 

ccchen@usc.edu
(213) 740-1075

 

 

TINA JASKOLL, PHD
LABORATORY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS

Co-director

 

DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Professor

 

tjaskoll@usc.edu
(213) 740-1400

 

 

AMY MERRILL-BRUGGER, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor

 

merrill.usc.edu

amerrill@usc.edu
(323) 442-1147

 

 

PEDRO SANCHEZ, DMD
CLINICAL PATHOLOGY AND PEDIATRICS

Assistant Professor

 

CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Professor

 

pasanchez@chla.usc.edu
(323) 361-2178

 

 

MARK URATA, D.D.S., M.D.
DIVISION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Division Chair

 

CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

murata@chla.usc.edu

(323) 442-2981

 

 

JOHN ZHONG, PHD
DIVISION OF PERIODONTOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC SCIENCES AND DENTAL HYGIENE DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Assistant Professor

 

jzhong@usc.edu
(213) 740-0085

JIANFU CHEN, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor

 

chenlab.usc.edu

jianfu@usc.edu
(323) 442-2062

 

 

JINGYUAN LI, DDS, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor

jingyual@usc.edu
(323) 442-3191

 

 

JANET MORADIAN MSC, PHD
DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Professor

 

CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Professor

 

joldak@usc.edu
(323) 442-1759

 

 

PARISH P. SEDGHIZADEH, DDS, MS
Clinical Dentistry

Associate Professor

 

RESEARCH FOR BIOFILMS LABORATORY

Director

 

ORAL PATHOLOGY AND RADIOLOGY

Program Director

 

sedghiza@usc.edu
(213) 740-2704

 

 

JIAN XU, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor

 

xujian@usc.edu
(323) 442-4835

 

 

YAN ZHOU, PHD
CENTER FOR CRANIOFACIAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Research Assistant Professor

 

yzhou@usc.edu
(323) 442-2573

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

Our research aims to improve human health and address societal needs through an array of robust research programs.

Ostrow is at the forefront of biomedical research in this area, which involves collaborative research by evolutionary and development biologists, human geneticists, computer modelers and tissue engineers.

 

Faculty Leaders

Malcolm Snead, Yang Chai, Michael Paine, Janet Moradian-Oldak, Mark Urata, Yan Zhou, Matthew Lee, Stephen Yen, Tina Jaskoll, Michael Melnick, Pragna Patel, Amy Merrill

Ostrow researchers are leading major investigations aimed at reducing persistent infections due to concentrated bacterial clusters known as biofilms, which contribute to disease in the oral cavity and throughout the body, through early diagnosis, new antibiotic delivery mechanisms and disrupting biofilm formation.

 

FACULTY LEADERS

Casey Chen, Parish Sedghizadeh

 

Ostrow investigators are creating new methods to repair and replace damaged tissue, including using a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate teeth and enamel.

 

FACULTY LEADERs

Winston Chee, George Cho, Sillas Duarte, Michael Paine, Jin-Ho Phark, Pascal Magne, Janet Moradian-Oldak

Ostrow researchers are investigating ways to improve oral cancer diagnosis, understand the factors that contribute to its development and reduce damage from cancer surgery.

 

FACULTY LEADERS

Parish Sedghizadeh, Jiang (John) Zhong

Ostrow has a long tradition of working with communities in Greater Los Angeles and across California to promote oral health. We continue to study the best ways to provide health services and are continually building partnerships to reach more patients and families.

 

FACULTY LEADERS

Glenn Clark, Reyes Enciso, Roseann Mulligan, Donna Smith