Office of Dental Research

Office of Dental Research



Welcome to the Office of Research at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD).  This Office coordinates all research that is being carried out at ULSD and sponsors several programs that facilitate student participation in research.  Currently, there are two main basic science research groups in the School, the Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases and the Department of Molecular, Cell and Craniofacial Biology.  In addition, several other Departments in the School are involved in clinical research.  I invite you to learn more about research at ULSD, the Research Faculty, and the Academic Programs that are offered at ULSD by exploring the links on this page.

Don Demuth

Associate Dean for Research

Office of Dental Research

Dental School, Research & Enterprise
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

501 S. Preston Street
Room 256
Louisville, KY 40202
502 852-3175 [phone]
502 852-4052 [fax]

Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases

This department conducts basic research in the areas of host-pathogen interactions, microbial biofilms and the innate immune response to infection.  The impact of these processes on systemic health is also a focus of the department.

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology

This department conducts fundamental and applied research on cellular and molecular aspects of embryonic development and acquired congenital malformations, as well as protein expression and trafficking. It is also home to the University of Louisville Birth Defects Center.