Department of Bioscience Research

  • Photo of Jessica Tucker with Michael RasmussenJessica Tucker (D-4), President of the UTHSC College of Dentistry Students Research Group, presents the President's Award from the National Student Research Group of the American Association for Dental Research to dental student Michael Rasmussen from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
  • Bioscience Research Faculty and StaffFaculty and staff of the Department of Bioscience Research conduct studies in six research centers on campus. The department continues to expand in its scope of research with a dynamic team of researchers.
  • student researcherFirst, second and third year dental students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research studies when they participate in the summer student research program.
  • EVO LS15 Scanning Electron MicroscopeThe EVO LS15 Scanning Electron Microscope located in the Bioscience Research Center is used to analyze life science and material samples at different temperatures, pressures and humidity.


At the UT College of Dentistry (CoD), research has become an integral part of the academic experience. The College’s mission includes using the research conducted by its faculty and students to improve human oral health through the development of evidence-based procedures and technologies, and to contribute relevant knowledge to the practice and study of all health sciences.

The CoD currently holds multiple federal, local, and industrial grants to investigate a variety of research topics, ranging from sealants to appliance use to cancer treatments to stem cells. CoD faculty also conduct clinical product trials in partnership with leading dental product development companies.

Students within the College are also active in research. The CoD offers a variety of mentoring opportunities and hosts two student research activities each year. The annual Student Research Day in the spring gives UT CoD students an opportunity to present their research interests and data to the university and Memphis community, while the Hinman Student Research Symposium in the fall provides a national platform for research students.

To learn more about CoD research, please review the UT College of Dentistry Research Handbook, which provides an overview of the research that is being conducted by UT CoD faculty, including faculty research interests, experience, and contact information.

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Department of Bioscience Research
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6202