Oral Biology

Ali Nawshad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oral Biology, College of Dentistry
Expertise: Cell Signaling, Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

The overall objective of our research is to identify the precise mechanisms of TGFβ signaling that activate diverse pathways to induce number of genes to promote several cellular changes, such as EMT and apoptosis, which are necessary to generate immaculate palate developmental process. However, such cellular changes also are functional in cancer invasion. Our research also explores TGFβ signaling in cancer metastasis by epithelial mesenchymal transition.

Ali Nawshad, Ph.D.