T32 Training Grant Program

Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences


The goal of this program is to strengthen a robust and diverse biomedical research workforce committed to improving dental, oral, and craniofacial health. This program provides exceptional training and significant financial support at a variety of career levels to those dedicated to becoming the next generation of academicians and clinician scientists.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded training grant (T32) entitled “Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC)” makes all of this possible. The CTOC program T32 is funded through the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)/NIH and the College of Dentistry. 

Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in outstanding research in a variety of areas, including:
Microbial Pathogenesis / Inflammation
Cancer Biology/Wound Healing
Chemical Senses
Microbial Pathogenesis
Dental Materials / Biomedical Engineering
Hard Tissue
Molecular Genetics
…and more!

We have three participating graduate programs (Oral Biology PhD, Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences) and a faculty mentor network of 29 participants who hold appointments throughout. See our full CTOC faculty mentor list for more exciting research opportunities!

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