Shayla D. Yoachim, PhD
Dr. Shayla Yoachim

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Biology

Contact Information

Room 1121, UNMC College of Dentistry
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740


Teaching Responsibilities 
  • Course Director, Osteology of the Skull (ORBI 315)
  • Course Director, Head and Neck Anatomy (ORBI 316)
  • Course Instructor, Special Topics in Oral Biology (ORBI 317)
  • Course Instructor, A Review of Biomedical/Dental Sciences (ORBI 471)
  • Course Director, Human Anatomy (ORBI 505)
  • Course Director, Head & Neck Anatomy (ORBI 506)
  • Course Instructor, A Review of Biomedical Sciences (ORBI 571)
  • Course Director, Advanced Anatomy (OBIO 860)
Research Interests 
  • Clinical anatomy education
  • Curriculum development and clinical education research, including course development, implementation of active learning and student-centered pedagogical approaches, and evaluation of the efficacy of these methods
  • Genetics, immunology and hormone signaling
Selected Publications 
  • Yoachim, S.D., Nuxoll, J.S., Bynote, K.K., and Gould, K.A. (2015). Estrogen receptor alpha promotes Sle1-induced loss of tolerance and immune cell activation and is responsible for sex bias in B6.Sle1 congenic mice. Clinical Immunology, 158, 153-166.