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 COHR: Center for Oral Health Research | Projects

Center for Oral Health Research Pilot and Feasibility Program

Funded Pilot Projects 2012-2016

Anna-Liisa Nieminen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Project Title: Mitoferrin 2 protein as a diagnostic marker to predict the efficacy of oxidative damage-based treatment in head and neck cancers

Meenal Mehrotra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Project Title: In vitro characterization of hematopoietic stem cell derived odontoblasts and cell in the periodontal ligament

Marion Cooley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, College of Medicine
Project Title: Fibulin-1 regulation of EGFR-mediated osteogenesis and osteoclastogenesis

Bidyut Mohanty, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
Project Title: Development of drug resistance mutations in Candida albicans

Steve Tomlinson, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine
Project Title: Modifying radiation therapy response to head and neck cancer

Terry Day, MD
Professor
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine
Project Title: RNA biomarkers in the progression of premalignancy to oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

Scott Eblen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine
Project Title: The E3-ubiquitin ligase EDD enhances cisplatin resistance in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue

Andrew Jakymiw, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine
Project Title: Dual peptide-mediated targeted-delivery of siRNAs into oral cancer cells

David Turner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Project Title: Defining the contribution of glycation associated AGE metabolites to periodontal disease in Gullah African Americans

David Neskey, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine
Project Title: High risk p53 mutations in head and neck cancer obtain their oncogenic phenotype through modulation of the TGF-beta pathway

Frank Alexis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Project Title: Biodegradable X-ray contrast polymeric nanoparticle for deep tissue imaging of oral cancer tumors
 
Christine Kern, PhD
Associate Professor, Regerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Project Title: Biomedical forces and extracellular matrix remodeling in TMJ pathogenesis

Paula Traktman, PhD
Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology
Project Title:  Genetic modeling of the BANF1 A12T allele in mice and in iPSCs as tools to analyze the craniofacial skeletal defects seen in Nestor-Guillermo Progeria Syndrome

 

 

 

 

 

 

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