Corporate Research

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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) welcomes the many valuable contributions corporations make to its mission of extraordinary education, research, and community service. The second largest dental school in the nation, TUSDM offers unusual opportunities for both community investment and research with diverse populations. Located in Boston’s Chinatown, our patients and neighbors are people of varied ethnic origin, age, and economic status. Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary and collaborative research throughout Tufts University, including with the Friedman School of NutritionSchool of MedicineCummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Our faculty researchers conduct research for corporate sponsors in many areas, including:

  • Cancer Center Tissue Engineering Core
    • Director: Addy Alt-Holland
    • Phone: 617-636-4072
  • Center for Integrated Tissue Engineering (CITE)
    • Director: Jonathan Garlick
    • Phone: 617-636-2444
  • Dental Materials Lab-Gavel Center
    • Director: Dr. Mona Patel
    • E-mail:
    • Phone: 617-636-0332
  • Division of Oral Biology Laboratory
    • Director: Jake Jinkun Chen
    • Phone: 617-636-2729
  • Division of Craniofacial and Molecular Genetics
    • Director: Pamela Yelick
    • Phone: 617-636-2430
  • Division of Biostatistics & Experimental Design
    • Dr. Matthew Finkelman
    • Email:
  • Dry Eye Research Laboratory
    • Director: Driss Zoukhri
    • Phone: 617-636-3914
  • Dry Mouth Clinic
    • Director: Athena Papas
    • Phone: 617-636-3931
  • The Craniofacial Pain Center
    • Director: Shuchi Dhadwal
    • Phone: 617-636-0813 
  • Periodontal Ligament Structure and Function
    • Director: Gili Naveh
    • Email: 
  • Cariology Research
    • Director: Andrea Ferreira Zandona
    • Email:
  • Learn more about our currently enrolling clinical trials and studies

Corporate Research Investment

Corporation investments benefit both the school and corporations wishing to market products to future users, or gain access to important intellectual talent engaged in basic or clinical research. Tufts recognizes the value of true partnerships and exchange of ideas to determine where financial investment can benefit both corporations and the dental school.

Corporate research investment may be targeted to the following options:

Administrative Resources Available to Corporate Investors:

  • IRB Team
  • Clinical Trial Specialist/GCP and CITI Certified
  • Protocol Development
  • Biostatistics
  • Grant Management
  • Contracts – Contact

Search the TUSDM faculty members’ directory. Search our brochure which highlights all the equipment and resources of Dental Research Administration.

Contact Dental Research Administration to be introduced to a Research Faculty member.