College of Dentistry: Research Contacts

875 Union Avenue, 1st Floor | (901) 448-6202

Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., PH.D., PH.D
godoy@uthsc.edu | (901) 448-6202

Please consult Dr. Garcia-Godoy directly with questions regarding:

  • Protocol development
  • Research strategy and specific aims for grant proposals
  • Potential faculty collaborations and sponsorships
  • Research mentoring opportunities
  • Equipment inquiries

Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Grants & Research Manager
yzhang36@uthsc.edu | (901) 448-2210

Please contact Dr. Yanhui Zhang with questions regarding:

  • Grant proposals/contracts submission through Cayuse/Evisions
  • Award Notices /accounts
  • Grant writing/protocol formatting
  • Budget development/account management
  • Institutional research approvals (IACUC, IBC)
  • Contracts (including CDAs, MTAs, research contracts)
  • UT Dental Alumni Endowment Fund (proposal development/budgetary oversight)
  • UTCoD Research reporting

Colette W Stewart RDH BS MSOL, Clinical Research Associate
cstewa32@uthsc.edu | (901) 448-2794  

Please contact Colette W Stewart with questions regarding:

  • Institutional research approvals (IRB)
  • Clinical research (recruitment/marketing, logistics, sampling)

Faculty in Research by Department

The following lists faculty who are working on funded research projects. Faculty are listed alphabetically by department.

Biologic & Diagnostic Sciences

Bioscience Research

Endodontics

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry & Community Oral Health

Periodontology

Prosthodontics

Restorative Dentistry 

Bioscience Research

Jegdish Babu, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Mustafa Dabbous, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor

Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Chair | Professor
Phone: 901-448-6333

Chris S. Ivanoff, D.D.S.
Associate Professor

Mark Scarbecz, Ph.D.
Professor, Assistant Dean, Institutional Affairs

Edwin Thomas, M.S., Ph.D.
Professor

David Tipton, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor

Antheunis Versluis, Ph.D.
Professor
Director of Biomaterials

Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 

Endodontics

Adam Lloyd, B.D.S., M.S.
Chair | Associate Professor  

Orthodontics

Edward Harris, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Terry Trojan, D.D.S., M.S.
Chair | Associate Professor 

Pediatric Dentistry & Community Oral Health

Martin Donaldson, D.D.S
Associate Professor

Liang Hong, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor | Director, Community Oral Health

Periodontology

Anastasios Karydis, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

David Tipton, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor

Prosthodontics

David Cagna, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor | Director, Graduate Prosthodontics

Vinay Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.D.S.
Assistant Professor

Restorative Dentistry

James Simon, D.D.S., M.E.d.
Professor | Director, Esthetic Dentistry

Daranee Versluis—Tantbirojn, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6202