Research Seminars

2022-23 RSDM Research Seminar Series Speakers

September 13, 2022

Ashu Sharma, PhD

Professor, Department of Oral Biology

School of Dental Medicine

University at Buffalo | State University of New York

September 27, 2022

Shivani B. Ruparel, MS, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of Research, Department of Endodontics

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

October 11, 2022

Daniel J. Clauw, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Psychiatry

Director, Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center

University of Michigan

October 25, 2022

Kevin M. Byrd, DDS, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Division of Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences

Anthony R. Volpe Research Scholar and Manager

Oral & Craniofacial Research, ADASRI

November 8, 2022

Mansour M. Zadeh, PhD

Distinguished Professor in Medicine

Director of the Center for Mucosal & Microbiome Biology

UT Health San Antonio

December 13, 2022

Yong Wang, PhD

Department of Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

University of Missouri Kansas City

(UMKC) School of Dentistry

January 10, 2023 

Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD

Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry

Director of Global Initiatives in Oral and Craniofacial Health

Dept. Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics

School of Dentistry - University of Michigan

January 24, 2023


February 7, 2023

Juhi Bagaitkar, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Center for Microbial Pathogenesis

Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

February 21, 2023

Angela Brown, PhD

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Biological Interfaces Research Group

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

February 28, 2023

Charles Sfeir, DDS, PhD

Association Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Departments of Periodontics, Preventive, Oral Biology and Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

March 7, 2023

Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila, DDS, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean Research

Sections of Biosystems and Function, and Periodontics

UCLA School of Dentistry

March 21, 2023

Justin Merritt, PhD

Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Affiliate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Oregon Health & Science University

April 11, 2023

Ichiro Nishimura, DDS, DMSc, DMD, FAP, FAAAS

Professor of Dentistry and Bioengineering

The Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology

UCLA School of Dentistry

April 25, 2023

Anne George, PhD

Professor, Department of Oral Biology

University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Dentistry

May 9, 2023

Jesse V. Jokerst, PhD

Professor, Department of Nano Engineering

University of California, San Diego

May 23, 2023

Gill Diamond, PhD

Professor, Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases

University of Louisville School of Dentistry