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


University of Kansas Main Camp (1968)
Graduate School
University of Chicago (1974)

Research Interest

  • 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 LegendFeatured 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

Honors & Awards

  • B.F. Dewel Memorial Biomedical Research Award
    best grant application to the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (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 Faculty Association