Department of Oral Biology and Pathology

Oral Biology and Pathology is part of the School of Dental Medicine within the Health Sciences Center. The Department of Oral Biology and Pathology focuses on the scientific study of the growth, development, diseases, healing properties, and neurological components of the oral cavity, related tissues and organs, and associated craniofacial areas. Consequently, the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology has two fundamental missions within the School of Dental Medicine: The first is to educate dental students in these disciplines and prepare them for clinical application.  The second is to bridge the gap between the basic sciences and the clinical practice and research in Dentistry. The Department faculty interacts with members of all clinical departments and promotes research in their respective areas with the aim of understanding and improving all aspects of oral and craniofacial health and treatment.


Combined Degrees: 

Acting Chair: Lucille London, PhD 
telephone: 631-632-8615

Distinguished Professor: Lorne Golub

Professors: Soosan GhazizadehMarcia Simon, Barry RifkinSteven London

Associate Professors: Lucille LondonStephen Walker

Research Assistant Professors: Hsi-Ming Lee

Research Scientists: Jay Gary Gao

Clinical Assistant Professors: Raveena Sharma Jagwani, Michael F. Paccione

Adjunct Professors: David Baker, Robert Greenwald

Adjunct Associate Professor: Timo Sorsa

Asst. to Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator: 
Marguerite T. Baldwin
Telephone: 631-632-9189