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Summer Research Examples

2008

  • Robert W Pratt
    Does Periostin Intron 1 Regulate Periostin Transcription?
    Mentor: Michael A Kern, Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Katie T Stroud
    Position of Maxillary First Molar Relative to Cranial and Maxillary Dimensions Following Cervical Traction
    Mentor: Luis P Leite, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Eric Layton
    Oral Health and Respiratory Disease in People with Scleroderma
    Mentor: Caroline Westwater, Stomatology
  • Caroline E Norment
    Long-Term Music Exposure Significantly Decreases Seizure Frequency In Subjects with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Mentor: Mark Bodner, MIND Institute of California
  • David A Bodie
    C-Reactive Protein: Stabilization Versus Activation of the First Complement Component (C1)
    Mentor: Robert J Boackle, Stomatology
  • Alfred C Griffin
    CXC Chemokine Ligand-13 Stimulates RANK Ligand Expression in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Mentor: Reddy V Sakamuri, Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute
  • Michael R DeFee
    Targeting Membrane-Associated Hsp90 Inhibits the Establishment of Latent Infection By an Oncogenic Herpesvirus
    Mentor: Chris H Parsons, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology
  • Zachary Evans
    Oral Health in the Lowcountry Gullah Population
    Mentor: Michele Ravenel, Dental Medicine
  • Changcheng Shi
    Inhomogeneous Solute Diffusion in Temporomandibular Joint Discs
    Mentor: Hai Yao, Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program, Clemson University, College of Dental Medicine, MUSC
  • Sabrina M Porcher
    Optimization of SiRNA Delivery In Vitro and In Vivo
    Mentor: Keith L Kirkwood, Craniofacial Biology
  • Yuvaraj Sambandam
    Role of CXC Chemokine Ligand 13 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Associated Osteolysis in Athymic Mice
    Mentor: Reddy V Sakamuri, Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute
  • Marcus R Duvall
    Specific Inhibition of the Classical Complement Pathway with an Engineered Single Chain Antibody Variable Fragment
    Mentor: Robert J Boackle, Stomatology, Microbiology and Immunology

2007

  • Catriona C Oltmann
    Validation of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Detection From Oral Specimens
    Mentor: Denise I Quigley, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Christopher Bowers
    Anisotropic Diffusion Transport Properties of Human Temporomandibular Joint Articular Disk Using Confocal Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP)
    Mentor: Hai Yao, Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program
  • Justin D Ward
    The Effects of Fluoride Exposure on Viability and Differentiation Potential of Porcine Dental Pulp Cells
    Mentor: Satish Alapati, Materials Science
  • Michael W Ammons
    Effects of Culture Substrate on Viability and Differentiation Potential of Porcine Dental Pulp Cells
    Mentor: Richard Visconti, Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Anna Louise Sanford
    In Vitro Analysis of Thermal Sensitivity of Porcine Dental Pulp Cells
    Mentor: Satish Alapati, Materials Science
  • Kari A Ryan
    Serum Vitamin D Levels and Periodontal Disease in Pregnant Women
    Mentor: Carol L Wagner, Pediatrics
  • Gwendolyn S. Reeve
    Oral Heath Status of Adolescent and Adults Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Mentor: Carlos Salinas, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics
  • Eric M Bryant
    Nitrate Levels in Saliva and Blood: A Case-Control Study of Mouth Cancer Patients
    Mentor: James C Oates, Rhematology
  • Greg S Reece
    Normative Measurement of Mandibular Movement
    Mentor: Betsy K Davis, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Trent Pierce
    Candida Species Within the Oral Cavity of Patients with and Without Oropharyngeal Cancer
    Mentor: Caroline Westwater, Stomatology
  • Susannah W Chrysostom
    Prevalence and Transmission of Mutans Streptococci in 0-12 Month Old Predentate Infants
    Mentor: Carol Wagner, Pediatrics
  • Ellen Thrailkill
    Effect of Maternal Serum Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy on the Development of Early Childhood Caries
    Mentor: Susan Reed, Stomatology
  • William A Marshall
    Interrelationships of Various Growth Axes to Facial Depth, and to Anterior and Posterior Face Heights After Orthodontic Correction
    Mentor: Louis M Andria, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics
  • Donald Turner
    Oral Health Assessment of South Carolina Special Olympic Athletes
    Mentor: Carlos Salinas, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics
  • Marshall A Chapman
    Novel Immunization Strategies to Target Highly Conserved Epitopes on HIV-1
    Mentor: Robert J Boackle, Oral Biology, Stomatology
  • Richard D Sentelle
    Philadelphia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: Assessment of Programs
    Mentor: Arthur Frank, Drexel School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
  • Alfred C Griffin III
    Biglycan and Fibromodulin Control Bone Mass By Regulating Osteoclast Differentiation Through Bone Marrow Stromal Cells
    Mentor: Marian F Young, National Institutes of Health, NIDCR, Bethesda, MD
  • Subramanya NM Pandruvada
    Role of CXC Chemokine Ligand 13 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Associated Osteolysis in Athymic Mice
    Mentor: Sakamuri V Reddy, Pediatrics, Charles P. Darby Childrens Research Institute
  • Alison S Baraty
    The Direct Regulation of Periostin By Prx1 Proteins During Craniofacial Morphogenesis, Mentor: Michael J Kern, Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Bryan A Game
    High Glucose-Boosted Inflammatory Responses to Lipopolysaccharide Are Suppressed By Statin
    Mentor: Y Huang, College of Dental Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
  • Adrienne N Wimbrow
    Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use: A Study of “Meth Mouth”
    Mentor: Michele C Ravenel, Stomatology
  • Emerson E Overstreet
    Salivary Beta-Glucosidase Activity in Patients with and Without Oral-pharyngeal Cancer
    Mentor: Caroline Westwater, Stomatology
  • Alice Q Hoang
    Evaluation of the Surveillance System for Influenza in Thailand: Implications for Prevention and Warning Systems Policy
    Mentor: Susan Reed, Stomatology
  • Millie Embree
    Toward Understanding the Role of Extracellular Matrix Proteoglycans in Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis
    Mentor: Marian Young, National Institutes for Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD

2006

  • Kara C Grasso
    QUALITY OF LIFE AND SWALLOWING OUTCOMES OF PROSTHETIC OBTURATION AND SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF MAXILIARY DEFECTS
    Mentor: A. Smith, College of Dental Medicine
  • Alexandra Smith
    MASTICATORY EFFICIENCY AND FACIAL APPEARANCE OUTCOMES OF OBTURATION AND SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
    Mentor: Kara Grasso, College of Dental Medicine
  • Brooke A. Chase
    DENTAL ERUPTION STATUS OF HIV-INFECTED CHILDREN COMPARED TO HOUSEHOLD PEERS
    Mentor: Susan Reed, Department of Stomatology
  • Mary Frances Ross
    HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS AND ORO-PHARYNGEAL CANCER: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY
    Mentor: Judith Skoner, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Michelle Haynes
    DENTAL CARIES IN HAART TREATED HIV+ CHILDREN
    Mentor: Susan Reed, Department of Stomatology
  • Kate Lyttle
    VITAMIN D AND PERIODONTAL INFLAMMATION: AN RCT OF PREGNANT WOMEN
    Mentor: Susan Reed, College of Dental Medicine
  • Dan Pennella
    IS PERIOSTIN A TARGET GENE OF PRX1 IN OROFACIAL MORPHOGENESIS?
    Mentor: Johnathan Mitchell, College of Dental Medicine
  • Eric W. Jones
    A NOVEL METHODOLOGY OF DETERMINING SALIVARY BETA-GLUCOSIDASE ACTIVITY USING FLUOROGENIC PROBES
    Mentor: Susan G. Reed, Department of Stomatology
  • Michael Snider
    DEPOSITION OF ACTIVE COMPLEMENT COMPONENTS ON IGA1 ANTIBODIES
    Mentor: Jana Vesely, Department of Oral Biology
  • James M. Ryan
    IDENTIFICATION OF EPIDERMAL FATTY ACID BINDING PROTEIN (E-FABP) IN ADVANCED HEAD AND NECK CANCER USING A PROTEOMIC APPROACH
    Mentor: John M. Arthur, Department of Nephrology
  • Laura Shapiro
    BETA-GLUCOSIDASE ACTIVITY IN ORAL CANCER AND NON-ORAL CANCER PATIENTS
    Mentor: Susan Reed, Department of Stomatology
  • Kumaran Sundaram
    RANK LIGAND SIGNALING MODULATES THE MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE-9 GENE EXPRESSION DURING OSTEOCLAST DIFFERENTIATION
    Mentor: S.V. Reddy, Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrew Shessel
    ORAL STATUS OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS
    Mentor: Carlos Salinas, College of Dental Medicine
  • James Ridgeway
    ORAL CANCER PREVENTION AND DETECTION BY MUSC NURSING, PHARMACY, AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY STUDENTS
    Mentor: Susan Reed, College of Dental Medicine


 

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