Dr. Thomas Diekwisch currently serves as the Allan G. Brodie Endowed Chair of the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this capacity, Dr. Thomas Diekwisch oversees research projects in a number of areas, including stem cells, chromatin remodeling, craniofacial tissue engineering, the development of tooth enamel, and periodontal attachment.
During his time as a researcher, Dr. Diekwisch published benchmark papers toward understanding the three-dimensional structure and organization of amelogenin, the primary protein in tooth enamel. He also was the first to discover apically directed migration of dental follicle progenitor cells during the formation of periodontal structures. Today, he maintains a continued interest in topics such as enamel formation, periodontal tissue engineering, and the role of the CP27 gene in chromatin development.
Dr. Thomas Diekwisch completed doctoral degrees in philosophy, anatomy, and dental medicine at the Philipps-University of Marburg.