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Research Overview » Scholarship

“Interdisciplinary scholarship and translational research are hallmarks of the University of Pennsylvania. Our faculty members actively pursue collaborations and their published work has diverse applications in a variety of fields.”
— Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean

“The Penn Dental Medicine research enterprise continues to have a far-reaching impact across disciplines as evidenced by the number and frequency of faculty publications cited in the scholarship of other researchers. The impact of the research in the clinical departments demonstrates the breadth of research activities and is an important part of the School’s scholarship.”
— Dr. Dana Graves, Vice Dean for Research and Scholarship

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2015 Top Clinical Department Grant Awards

In 2015, the top five grant awards for new projects within the Penn Dental Medicine clinical departments, included:

Epigenetics, Dysbiosis and Inflammation in Epithelial Cells
Principal Investigator: Dr. Denis F. Kinane, Depts. of Periodontics/Pathology
(NIDCR/NIH/DHHS, $2,000,000)

S. mutans-C. albicans Interactions Synergize the Virulence of Cariogenic Biofilms
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hyun (Michel) Koo, Dept. of Orthodontics/Div. of COH/Div. of Pediatrics
(NIDCR/NIH/DHHS, $ 1,990,000)

Penn Multidisciplinary Consortium: Personalized Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anh Le, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Pharmacology
(NIDCR/NIH/DHHS, $200,000)

Factors that Affect Re-epithelialization
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dana Graves, Dept. of Periodontics
(Colgate Palmolive Company, $83,884)

Overexpression of Notch3 by MSCs in the Pathogenesis of Jaw Bone Giant Cell Tumors
Principal Investigator: Dr. Qilin Xu, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Pharmacology
(Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, $75,000)

2015 Top Basic Science Department Grant Awards

In 2015, the top five grant awards for new projects within the Penn Dental Medicine basic science departments, included:

Functions of HSV Glycoproteins in Virus Entry and the Humoral Immune Response
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary H. Cohen, Dept. of Microbiology
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS, $1,800,000)

Development of Small Molecule Therapeutics against Smallpox and Other Poxviruses
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert P. Ricciardi, Dept. of Microbiology
(Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, $870,757)

Oral Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy using ACE2/Ang1-7 Bio-encapsulated in Plant Cells
Principal Investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Dept. of Biochemistry
(University of Florida, $695,464)

RNA Binding Protein Complexes in Neurons and SIV Encephalitis
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kelly L. Jordan Sciutto, Dept. of Pathology
(National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS, $429,546)

Ticagrelor and Macular Degeneration
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claire H. Mitchell, Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
(AstraZeneca, $223,209)


Recent Publications

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Program & Faculty Features

Research Spotlight

Research Day 2016 Spotlights both Faculty, Student Research

Penn Dental Journal,

Fall 2016

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