groupOur mission is to educate MS and PhD graduate students to become competent researchers and educators who are committed to conducting research related to neuroscience and pain, craniofacial development, diseases and treatments including the development and application of biomaterials, devices and biologics in treating craniofacial diseases. Graduate students will learn how to write, critically review, and interpret scientific literature.

Graduate students will be taught how to ethically design and conduct rigorous and transparent research to address basic and clinical scientific questions. Graduates will have been mentored for a variety of career options, and will have the competence to conduct and interpret research in academia or industry.

Students receive training in the broad fields of Craniofacial Development and Genetics, Mineralized Tissue Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration or Clinical and Translational Dental Research.

Postdoctoral fellows pursue more advanced training in specialized areas on a mentored basis with individual faculty.

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For specific information about each program, please check either the M.S. in Oral Biology page or the Ph.D. in Oral & Craniofacial Biomedical Sciences  page. 

To get answers to questions about the graduate programs from Biomedical Sciences, please contact:

Department of Biomedical Sciences
214-828-8260

Oral Biology Graduate Program 

cod-obiogp@tamu.edu 

Dr. Bruno Ruest, Program Director

lbruest@tamu.edu 

Other important information about the graduate programs at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry can be found at the  Office of Research and Graduate Studies website,  https://dentistry.tamu.edu/graduate-studies/index.html