Gaylord Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Department: Cell Biology

Graduate Programs: Biomedical Engineering


Born August 7, 1946; Kansas City, Kansas

Married, three grown children

1968 BA, Zoology (honors), University of Kansas

1974 PhD, Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago


Undergraduate University of Kansas Main Campus (1968)
Graduate School University of Chicago (1974)

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the jaw
  • Electromyography of jaw muscles
  • Human anatomy, especially head and neck anatomy
  • Kinesiology of mastication
  • Ultrasound Imaging of Soft Tissues of Face


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Masticatory efficiency in children and adolescents with Class I and Class II malocclusions.

Toro, A., Buschang, P.H., Throckmorton, G., Roldan, S. Europ. J. Orthodont 2006 28 112-199

Treatment of mandibular condylar process fractures: Biological considerations

Ellis, E., III and Throckmorton, G.S. J. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2005 53 115-134

Reducing within-subject variation in chewing cycle kinematics: A statistical approach.

Wintergerst, A.M., Buschang, P.H., Throckmorton, G.S Archs. Oral Biol December 2004 49 991-1000

Masticatory motion after surgical and non-surgical treatment for unilateral fractures of the mandibular condylar process.

Throckmorton, G.S., Ellis, E., III, Hayasaki, H. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg 2003 62: 127 127-138

The effects of bolus hardness on masticatory kinematics.

Anderson, K., Throckmorton, G.S., Buschang, P.H., Hayasaki, H. Oral Rehabilitation 2002 29/7 689-696

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  • B.F. Dewel Memorial Biomedical Research Award
    best grant application to the American Association of Orthodontics Foundatio (2002)
  • Daniel M. Laskin Award
    most outstanding article published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surger (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Writers Association
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • Society of Technical Communication
  • Texas Faculy Association