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Summer 2021 Student Researchers

Summer 2021 Student Researchers

Over the summer, students engaged in a variety of research projects through the Summer Research Program as well as the Basic & Translational Science Honors Program. Their projects and faculty preceptors included the following.

Project Student Researcher Faculty/Dept. Program
Identification of Mas-related G protein coupled receptor-X2 in humanized mouse models Aubrey Deo Hydar Ali/BTS Summer Research
Mast cell activation and antibacterial activity through Mas-related G protein-coupled receptor X2 Gloria Wan Hydar Ali/BTS Summer Research
Identification of Pgc1α-Mediated Stem Cell Reprogramming by RNA Sequencing Analysis Elizabeth Wong Chider Chen/OMFS Summer Research
Comparison of the Osteogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells during Maxillary Expansion between Young Growing and Mature Adult Mice Nicole Capogna Helen Jeon/Ortho Summer Research
The Role of NF-κB in Mesenchymal Stem Cells on the Osteogenesis During Maxillary Expansion Alayna Trice Helen Jeon/Ortho Summer Research
The Effect of Senolytics in Aging Oral Epithelial Cells Benjamin Shelling Esra Sahingur/Perio Summer Research
The effect of diabetes on CD209a expressing dendritic cells Yue Yu Dana Graves/Perio Summer Research
The role of fibroblast-derived interleukin-33 in oral wound healing Thao Rosemary Do Kang Ko/Perio Summer Research
Probing the interfacial fracture toughness of new multi-layer zirconia Steven Freedan Yu Zhang/Restorative Summer Research
Assessing the Anti-Adhesion Properties of BTO-embedded Surfaces Against Biofilm Forming Oral Bacteria Brett Kim Geelsu Hwang/Restorative Summer Research
The influence of carbohydrates on bacterial-fungal biofilm formation on restorative dental material- an in-vitro study Cerjay Lugtu Geelsu Hwang/Restorative Summer Research
Damage Tolerance of Translucent 5Y-PSZ (5 mol.% Yttria-Partially Stabilized Zirconia) Anwar Radwan Yu Zhang/Restorative Summer Research
Effect of the experimental mussel-biomimetic primer on dentin bond strength under wet conditions Akhil Ramani Fusun Ozer/Restorative Summer Research
Load Bearing Capacity of Graded Ultra-Translucent Zirconia (5Y-PSZ) Josephine Russ Yu Zhang/Restorative Summer Research
In-vitro strength degradation of in-house two-step sintered 3-yttria-partially stabilized zirconia Tracy Yu Yu Zhang/Restorative Summer Research
Investigation of Dose-Response Relationship Between Plasma Ibuprofen Levels and Inflammatory Mediators After Third Molar Extraction Alexander Li Elliot Hersch, Katherina Theken /OMFS BTS Research Honors
FOXO1 and its role in B Cell recruitment through increased expression of CXCL13, IL-6, and IL-13 Lucy Kim Dana Graves, Deepa Kehsari/Periodontics BTS Research Honors
Load-bearing Capacity of polymer-infiltrated ceramic-network (PICN) Sharon Singh Yu Zhang/Restorative BTS Research Honors

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