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Training in Craniofacial and Oral Health Research (T-COHR)

Junior Investigators:

James Cray, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Project Title:  TBA

Zachary Evans, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Project Title:  TBA

Andrew Jakymiw, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Project Title:  Characterization of a Dicer mRNA splice variant in oral cancer

Bei Liu, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Project Title:  Role of CD24-Siglec Signaling in the Initiation and Progression of Oral Cancer

Chad Novince, DDS. MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Project Title:  Gut-Commensal-Flora, a Dynamic Osteoimmunomodulator Driving Skeletal Catabolism in Health

Walter Renne, DMD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
Project Title:  Generation of a Novel Bacteriostatic and Anti-Collagenolytic Dental Adhesive Through the Incorporation of Polyacrylic Acid Modified Copper Nanoparticles into Adhesive Resins

Gunhild Sommer, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project Title:  Role of La in protection against chemotherapy-induced apoptosis in oral SCC

Hong Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Projectd Title: Sphingosine-1 Phosphate Receptor 2 Regulates Proinflammatory Cytokine Production and Osteoclastogenesis

Jing Zhou, DDS, PhD, MSD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Project Title:  Periodontal Disease as A Risk Factor for Colorectal Neoplasia

Students:

Emily Durham
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Project Title: Direct Effects of Nicotine Exposure on Murine Calvaria

Jessica eSilva
Cardiology
Mentor: Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Project Title:  Decreased Mechanical Strength and Collagen Content in SPARC-null Periodontal Ligament is Reversed by Inhibition of Transglutaminase Activity

Bethany Herbert, DSTP
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:  Keith Kirkwood, DDS, PhD
Projectd TItle:  MK2 Signaling REgulates Osteoclastogenesis and Pro-Resorptive Cytokines During Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans-Induced Bone Loss

Joy Kirkpatrick
Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Pattick Woster
Project TItle:  Use of KDM4B Inhibitors to Target Periodontal Disease Progression

Jaden Lee
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:
Project Title: TBA

JoAnn Roberts
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Ozlem Yilmaz, DDS, PhD
Project TItle: Porphyromonas Gingivalis Modulates NADPH Oxidase 2 in Primary Gingival Epithelial Cells

Alexandra Rogers
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Mentor: Christine Kern, PhD
Project Title:  The Role of ADAMTS5-Mediated Aggrecan Turnover in the Temporomandibular Joint

Emilie Rosset
Cardiology
Mentor:  Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Project Title:  SPARC Influences Collagen Fiber Morphology and Monocyte Activity in a Murine Model of Periodontal Disease

Raquela Thomas
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor:  Besim Ogretmen, PhD
Projectd TItle:  HPV16-E7 Oncoprotein Enhances Ceramide-Mediated Lethal Mitophagy by Regulating the  Rb/E2F5/Drp1 Signaling Axis

Postdoctoral Fellows:

R. Nicole Howie, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
Project Title:  Sertraline Alters Wound Healing in Critical-Sized Mouse Calvarial Defects

Matthew Coombs, PhD
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering
Project Title:  TBA

Reniqua House, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:  Viswanathan Palanisamy, PhD
Project Title:  The RNA-Binding Protein CELF1 REgulates the Tumor Supressive Protein IL-24/mda-7 Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Harinarayanan Janakiraman, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:  Viswanathan Palanisamy, PhD
Project Title:  Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibites Caspase-3 and Facilitates HuR Mediated Proliferation in OSCC

Mrinmoyee Majumder, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:  Viswanathan Palanisamy, PhD
Project Title:  RNA-binding Protein FXR1 Negatively Regulates Senescence by Destabilizing mRNA CDKN1A and Stabilizing Non-Coding RNA Telomerase RNA Component

Heidi Steinkamp, DDS, PhD
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor:  Keith Kirkwood, DDS, PhD
Project Title:  Tristetraprolin is Required for Alveolar Bone Homeostasis

 

 

 

 

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