Associate dean of research and head of oral biology
Lyndon Cooper is an expert in orofacial and dental rehabilitation, and oral biology. His research is patient orientated and focuses on advancing the areas of bone biology, adult stem cell bone regeneration and the clinical evaluation of dental implant therapies to improve patient care.
Specifically, Cooper’s basic science laboratory studies how local environmental factors, such as the surface features of dental implants or local inflammatory responses of the host, alter bone induction and resorption. He investigates molecular and cellular events that control bone mass in laboratory studies, in animal models and in translational clinical models involving endosseous implants.
Cooper earned a dental degree from New York University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Rochester. He earned a certificate in prosthodontics from Eastman Dental Center and completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Prior to joining UIC, Cooper served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina.
- Bone biology
- Dental implants
- Mesenchymal stem cells
- Regenerative science