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Student Research » Schedule of Research Meetings

Student summer research training meetings are held on consecutive Wednesdays, throughout the summer at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LEVY-2 (Room 234), located in the Leon Levy Building.

Attendance for students participating in the summer research training program is mandatory.

Speaker Date Seminar Title
Dr. Joseph DiRienzo 7/12/17 Welcome
Grace Chung 7/12/17 Role of PERK haplotypes in anti-retroviral drug-mediated neurotoxicity
Research Mentor: Dr. Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
Sahil Gandotra 7/12/17 Characterization of the viral specific antibody response in a human population infected with the oral form of Herpes simplex virus type 1
Research Mentor: Dr. Gary Cohen
Robyn Hemmings 7/12/17 Development of a highly sensitive ELISA method for the detection of a potential periodontitis biomarker in GCF
Research Mentor: Dr. George Hajishengallis
Sarah Karron 7/19/17 Phagocytosis-dependent ketogenesis in retinal pigment epithelium
Research Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia
Matt Kralik 7/19/17 Investigating the role of NF-κB in mesenchymal stem cell apoptosis and proliferation during diabetic fracture healing
Research Mentor: Dr. Dana Graves
Jayden Kwak 7/19/17 Effect of AKT Deletion in Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Research Mentor: Dr. Dana Graves
Iryna Mysnyk 7/26/17 Utilization of FRET-FLIM to study MRGPRX2 and Gai3 interaction in mast cells
Research Mentor: Dr. Hydar Ali
Noor Omar 7/26/17 Real-time visualization of MRGPRX2-Gαq interaction in live cells
Research Mentor: Dr. Hydar Ali
Rohit Singla 7/26/17 Role of autophagy in FCεR1 and MRGPRX2 mediated mast cell degranulation
Research Mentor: Dr. Hydar Ali
Brian Kwon 8/2/17 Immunomodulatory properties of exosomes from human gingiva-derived mesenchymal cells on mast cells
Research Mentor: Dr. Anh Lee
Christopher Sohn 8/2/17 The role of FOXO1 acetylation on diabetic wound healing
Research Mentor: Dr. Dana Graves
Troy Thayer 8/2/17 Functions of Wnt10a and Wnt10b in tooth development
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Millar
Sherry Wan 8/9/17 Dynamics of bacterial-fungal interactions in oral biofilms
Research Mentor: Dr. Michel Koo
Blake Wang 8/9/17 Chemosensory dysfunction as a predictor of mortality
Research Mentor: Dr. Richard Doty
Jingyi Wang 8/9/17 Osteoblast lineage cells play an essential role in orthodontic tooth movement through activation of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B
Research Mentor: Dr. Dana Graves
Jacqueline Yip 8/16/17 The effect of chlorohexidine digluconate and ECPF-2 Lin pretreatment on microtensile bond strength durability in composite restorations
Research Mentor: Dr. Fusun Ozer
Anna Yoo 8/16/17 The role of Has2 in TMJ formation and postnatal TMJ integrity
Research Mentor: Dr. Eiki Koyama
Milo Jinho Yu 8/16/17 The role of cellugyrin in Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans CdtB internalization in THP-1-derived macrophages
Research Mentor: Dr. Bruce Shenker
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