Dana Graves, DDS, DMSc


Director, Doctor of Science in Dentistry Program

Vice Dean For Scholarship And Research

Department of Periodontics

School of Dental Medicine


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About the Lab:

The Graves lab studies the role of inflammation and diabetes on tissue regeneration and wound healing. Specifically, in the skin, a major project in the lab is to dissect the mechanisms whereby FOXO1, a transcription factor expressed by keratinocytes with important roles in adipogenesis and insulin signaling, delays healing in diabetes.

Training Information:

Dr. Graves has been the dissertation advisor to 24 doctoral students, 15 of whom entered academics upon graduating. In addition, he has mentored over 25 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars from other countries. Dr. Grave’s trainees receive training in wound healing and regenerative biology.