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The Marshall Lab is part of the Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering in the UCSF Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences.   We conduct a broad range of laboratory and clinical research in areas related to biomaterials development, calcified tissues, adhesive dentistry, and implant coatings. We collaborate extensively with scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Lab, including high resolution xray tomography for imaging calcified tissues at the new Advanced Light Source at LBNL.  Our current studies on calcified tissues include studies of  the structure-property relations in dental hard tissues; natural calcified tissue interfaces,  the evaluation of  biomechanics and fracture mechanisms,  novel interfacial morphologies for adhesion of calcified tissues and materials; and the use of transgenic mouse models for tissue engineering. We have developed a number of innovative methods based on atomic force microscopy for studying calcified tissues.  We also collaborate with LBNL on the development of new bioactive glasses that may be useful for implant coatings.

Our lab team includes faculty, visiting scholars, post-docs, graduate students, and staff members.  

We participate in the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and  the UCSF/UCB Joint Bioengineering  gradute groups, as well as new UCSF programs in
Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology  and  Biomaterials, Biophysical Sciences and Engineering.