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Hope Amm, Ph.D.

Oral cancer research • Ameloblastomas • Improving oral cancer health outcomes

Media contact: Anna Jones,

Headshot of Hope AmmHope Amm Ph.D.

School of Dentistry

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery



Areas of expertise:

  • Oral cancer research
  • Genetics and signaling pathways in oral tumors
  • Pathogenesis of human oral cancers and odontoenic tumors
  • Ameloblastomas
  • Improving oral cancer health outcomes



Amm’s research focuses on oral tumors, including odontogenic tumors and squamous cell carcinomas. She collaborated on projects related to the genetic and molecular basis of craniofacial diseases, particularly odontogenic tumors.

She characterized numerous cellular models of odontogenic tumors and developed new in vivo models. The Amm Lab works with patient samples, benign and malignant, to conduct translational and basic science research. She works closely with oral surgeons on projects to provide better diagnostics and surgical outcomes. Her work has been funded by the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.





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