Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research

Contact Us

Muneeza Irfani
(310) 206-8045
mirfani@dentistry.ucla.edu

The Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research is located on the 7th floor of the School of Dentistry, which is located in the Center for Health Sciences building. Construction of this 6,600 square foot, state-of-the-art center was completed in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

The space currently houses the labs of world-renowned researchers, Drs. David Wong, Dean Ho, and Yong Kim. Their laboratories conduct high impact research in the areas of oral cancer therapies, nanomedicine solutions, and salivary diagnostics. The Center also contains core service laboratories equipped with cutting-edge equipment for faculty.Lab at COOR

The construction project was made possible by funding from NIH’s National Center for Research Resources, totaling more than $5 million. The Center acts as an axis for innovative collaborations with other dental schools from around the world, and also other areas of study from the UCLA campus, creating an interdisciplinary hub for cutting-edge research.