Dr. Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. He completed his DDS from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2017. He also completed a certificate in Orthodontics and a DMSc at Harvard University in 2014, and he was a research scholar at the Forsyth Institute that same year. In 2010, he earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. Prior to that, he also earned his bachelor's degree in dental science from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai, India in 2003. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Rengasamy Venugopalan’s areas of expertise are clinical orthodontics, genomics of congenital craniofacial disorders, craniofacial developmental biology, and mineralized tissue biology. He is particularly interested in evidence based best practices in clinical orthodontics and he also investigates the genomics and epigenetics of craniofacial congenital defects and diseases.