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Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the schedule for our Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series. The seminar dates and guests are listed below. Additionally this year we have arranged for Continuing Education credits for CDM faculty attending the seminars. A sign-in sheet will be provided at the back of the room to track attendance. If anyone has an interest in meeting with seminar speakers, please contact Loraine Roylance, 792-2327 or

Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series
12:00 – 1:00 PM BSB 355


Seminar DateSpeaker
September 9, 2015

Bethany Herbert
Pre-Thesis Seminar

Title: MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 is a potent pathophysiological regulator of the osteo-immunological host response

September 23, 2015

Yiping W. Han, PhD
Professor of Microbial Sciences in Dental Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
Columbia University

 Title: Fusobacterium nucleatum: a commensal-turned pathogen

October 7, 2015

Alex Alekseyenko, PhD
Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences

 Title: Case Studies in Predictive Analysis of Bio-Molecular Big Data

October 21, 2015

Edward K.L. Chan, PhD
Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Florida
College of Dentistry

 Title: Oncogenic and tumor suppressor microRNAs in oral cancer


November 4, 2015


Yan Huang, MD, PhD
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Medical Genetics
Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

TItle: Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Statin on Periodontitis

November 18, 2015

Paulo Coelho, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biomaterials and Biomimetics
NYU College of Dentistry

Title: The Multifactorial Mediated Bone Response to Metallic Devices

December 2, 2015

Ricardo Teles, DDS, DMsc
Research Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: The Search for Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease Progression

January 6, 2016

Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina

Title: Factors Controlling Collagen Remodeling in the Periodontal Ligament

January 20, 2016

Alejandro Jose Almarza, PhD
Oral Biology in the School of Dental Medicine
Department of Bioengineering and the McGowan Institute
of Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Title: TMJ Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering

February 3, 2016

Robin Muise-Helmericks, PhD
Associate Professor
Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology
Medical University of South Carolina

Title:  Role of a Marine Derived Nanofiber in the Regulation of Scarless Wound Healing

February 25, 2016

6th Annual JBECDM Scholars Day

Keynote Speaker: Robert Genco, DDS, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Vice Provost, Science, Technology Transfer And Economic Outreach
University at Buffalo

Drug Discovery and Bioengineering Buildings

Title:  The Role of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease

March 2, 2016

Raj Gopalakrishnan, BDS, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences
School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota 

Title: BMP Regulation of Osteoclastogenesis

March 16, 2016

AADR Meeting/Spring Break

March 30, 2016

Michel Koo, DDS, MS, PhD
Department of Orthodontics
University of Pennsylvania

Title: New Drug Delivery Approach for Disruption of Cariogenic Biofilms

April 13, 2016

Heidi Steinkamp, DDS, PhD
Post Doctoral Scholar Seminar

Title: Tristetraprolin is Required for Periodontal Homeostasis



Scholars Day