Li H, Luo W, Feng A, Tang ML, Kensler TB, Maldonado E, Gonzalez OA, Kessler MJ, Dechow PC, Ebersole JL, Wang Q. Odontogenic abscessess in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Cayo Santiago. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2018;167: 441-457.

S Liu, Z Zhao, Y Guo, H Shu, C Li, Y Tang, Y Xing, F Tao. Spinal AMPA receptor GluA1 Ser831 phosphorylation controls chronic alcohol consumption-produced prolongation of postsurgical pain. Mol Neurobiol 2018; 55:4090-4097

Y Tang, S Liu, H Shu, Y Xing, F Tao. AMPA receptor GluA1 Ser831 phosphorylation is critical for nitroglycerin-induced migraine-like pain. Neuropharmacology 2018; 133:462-469

Q Bai, S Liu, H Shu, Y Tang, S George, T Dong, BL Schmidt, F Tao, TNFα in the trigeminal nociceptive system is critical for temporomandibular joint pain. Mol Neurobiol 2018; doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1076

S Liu, Y Tang, H Shu, D Tatum, Q Bai, J Crawford, Y Xing, MK Lobo, L Bellinger, P Kramer, F Tao. Dopamine receptor D2 but not D1, mediates descending dopaminergic pathway-produced analgesic effect in a trigeminal neuropathic pain mouse model. Pain 2018;  doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001414

S Liu, Y Tang, H Shu, D Tatum, Q Bai, J Crawford, Y Xing, MK Lobo, L Bellinger, P Kramer, F Tao. Dopamine receptor D2, but not D1, mediates descending dopaminergic pathway- produced analgesic effect in a trigeminal neuropathic pain mouse model. Pain 2018;  doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001414

Walsh RM, Woodmansey KF He J, Svoboda KS, Primus CM, Opperman LA 2018 Histology of Calcium Aluminate vs. Tricalcium Silicate in Pulpal and Periradicular Contact J Endod 44(9):1389-1395.

Walsh RM, He J, Schweitzer J, Opperman LA, Woodmansey KF 2018 Bioactive Endodontic Materials for Everyday Use: A Review. Gen Dent. 2018 May-Jun;66(3):48-51.

Bei Chang, Chi Ma, and Xiaohua Liu. "Nanofibers regulate single bone marrow stem cell osteogenesis via FAK/RhoA/YAP1 pathway" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10:33022-33031. PMID: 30188689

Chi Ma, Bei Chang, Yan Jing, Harry Kim, and Xiaohua Liu. "Bio-inspired micropatterned platforms recapitulate 3D physiological morphologies of bone and dentinal cells" Advanced Sciences, 2018, 1801037, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201801037

Chi Ma, Tiejun Qu, Bei Chang, Yan Jing, Jerry Q. Feng, and Xiaohua Liu. "3D maskless micropatterning for regeneration of highly organized tubular tissues" Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2018, 7: 1700738, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201700738, PMCID: PMC5803393

Jing Y, Jing J, Wang K, Chan K, Harris SE, Hinton RJ, Feng JQ, Vital Roles of β-catenin in transdifferentiation of chondrocytes to bone cells. International journal of biological sciences. 2018-14(1):1.

Li C, Jing Y, Wang K, Ren Y, Liu X, Wang Z, Zhao H, Feng JQ. Dentinal mineralization is not limited in the mineralization front but occurs along with the entire odontoblast process. International Journal of Biological Sciences. 2018;14(7):693-704.

Walsh, Ryan M., Karl F. Woodmansey, Jianing He, Kathy K. Svoboda, Carolyn M. Primus, and Lynne A. Opperman 2018 Histology of NeoMTA Plus and Quick-Set2 in Contact with Pulp and Periradicular Tissues in a Canine Model. Journal of Endodontics


Kontogiorgos ED, Gharpure P, Iheanacho EO, Gonzalez CJ, Opperman LA 2017 Preclinical evaluation of a crown splinted custom root shaped implant. Int J Maxillofac Implants 32(5):1023-1032

Ibrahim, I., Serrano M. J., Ruest L.B., and Svoboda K.K.H., 2017 Biglycan and Decorin Expression and Distribution in Palatal Adhesion. Journal of Dental Research, https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034517722783.  Epublished 7/31/2017. Vol 96(12) 1445-1450.

Patent - Prockop, D.J., Beltran S. and Svoboda, K.K.H. Treatment of gum disease and gum disorders with TSG-6 Protein. #9,675,665 Issue date: 6-13-2017.


Pryor Macintosh L, Smith A; Ledogar J, Strait DS, Ross CF, Wang Q, Opperman LA, Dechow PC. 2016 Internal bone architecture in the zygoma of Human and Pan. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 299(12):1704-1717

Gharpure P, Kontogiorgos ED, Pryor L, Opperman LA, Ross CF, Strait DS, Smith A, Wang QI, Wang Q, Dechow PC 2016 Elastic Properties of Chimpanzee Craniofacial Cortical Bone. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 299(12): 1718-1733.

Lin, S. Svoboda, K.K., Feng, J.Q. and Jiang, X. (2016) The Biologoical Function of Type I Receptors of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Bone. Bone Research, 4: 16005


Elsalanty ME, Malavia V, Zakhary I, Mulone T, Kontogiorgos ED, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2015 Dentate transport discs can be used to reconstruct large segmental mandibular defects. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 73(4): 745-58.

Liu, X., T. Qu, A. Sachar, and Kathy K.H. Svoboda. (2015) Cell Matrix Interactions and Signal Transduction. Chapter 4, In: Ajaykuma Vishwakarma, Paul Sharpe, Songtao Shi, Xiuping Wang, and Murugan Ramalingam (Editors) Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences pp47-60

Serrano, MJ, J Liu, KK Svoboda, A Nawshad and MD Benson (2015). Ephrin Reverse Signaling Mediates Palatal Fusion and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Independently of Tgfb3. J Cell Physiol. DOI10.1002/jcp.25025.  230(12): 2961-2972.

Beltran S, Svoboda K, Kerns D, Sheth A, Prockop D, (2015) Anti-Inflammatory Protein TSG-6 Promotes Early Gingival Wound Healing: An In Vivo Study, J. Perio. 86: (1) 62-71.

Serrano, M.J., Ibrahim, Svoboda, K.K.H. (2015) Method of Studying Palatal Fusion using Static Organ Cultures. Journal of Visualized Experiments J Vis Exp (103).


Zapata U, Dechow PC Watanabe I, Elsalanty ME, Opperman LA 2014 Biomechanics of the canine mandible during bone transport distraction osteogenesis. J Biomech Eng 136(11): 111011-111011-8, doi: 10.1115/1.4028409

Zapata U, Watanabe I, Opperman LA, Dechow PC, Mulone T, Elsalanty ME 2014 In vitro mechanical evaluation of novel manidubalr bone transport devices. J Med Dev 8:021004-1-021004-8.

Derksen RB, Kontogiorgios ED, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2014 A pilot histological comparison of bone-to-implants in the canine model. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2014 Jan-Feb; 29(1): 203-10. doi: 10.11607/jomi.3364

Sachar A, Strom T, Serrano M, San Miguel S, Svoboda K, Liu X, (2014) Cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions of human gingival fibroblasts on 3d nanofibrous gelatin scaffolds. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (epub: DOI 10.1002/term.1588). 8:862-873.


Liu S-Y, Xu H, Kontogiorgos ED, Misner K, Whittington P, Buschang PH, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2013 Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Stimulates Bone Formation During Inter-Frontal Suture Expansion In Rabbits. Am J Orthod Dent Orthop 144:210-217.

Kontogiorgos ED, Nagy WW, Dechow PC, Elsalanty ME, Opperman LA 2013 Osseointegration of dental implants placed in mandibular bone regenerated by bone transport distraction osteogenesis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28(3):677-686.

Yu, W., Zhang Y., L.B. Ruest, K. K.H Svoboda. Analysis of Snail1 function and regulation by Twist1 in palatal fusion  Frontiers in Physiology, special issue on Frontiers in Craniofacial Biology 4,12, 2013. PMCID 3575576 

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

To get answers to questions about the Graduate Program in Oral Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, please contact:

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Kathy Svoboda, OBIO Program Director


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