Drs. Andrew Brodsky, Douglas Dixon and Mikhail Garibov at Research Day 2017.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 the Department of Periodontics was well represented at the School of Dentistry Research Day 2017 poster session with residents Andrew Brodsky, Mikhail Garibov, Alex Ko and Yu (Ruby) Lwo, as well as PhD candidates Shatha Bamashmous and Nutthapong (Tom) Kantrong (both in Dr. Rich Darveau’s lab), and SURF student Sesha Hanson-Drury (in Dr. Jeff McLean’s lab). You can read all of their abstracts in the official Research Day program here.
Drs. Douglas Dixon and Yu (Ruby) Lwo in front of Dr. Lwo’s poster at Research Day 2017.
We are proud to report that Dr. Tom Kantrong took first place in the Graduate Student Research Competition for his presentation entitled, “Bacterial Internalization and Non-Canonical Toll-like Receptor 4(TLR4) are Required for Chemokine Ligand-8 (CXCL-8) Response by Oral Epithelial Cells.”
Dr. Mikhail Garibov received third place for his presentation “Collagen Post-Translational Features are Conserved in Periodontal Ligament.”
In the Dental Student Research Competition, Sesha Hanson-Drury took third place for her presentation “Draft Genome Sequence of Tannerella forsythia Clinical Isolate 9610.”
Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!
This week we are excited to add our four newest residents to the program – join us in welcoming them to the Department of Periodontics and if you see them in the hall, stop and say hello!
Yu-Wen “Vinny” Chiu, DDS
Dr. Chiu earned her DDS degree from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei Taiwan in 2011. After dental school she spent two years as a general practice resident at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and then entered the Periodontal post-graduate training program at the same institution.
Jessica Hsu, DDS
Dr. Hsu earned her BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego in 2012 and her DDS degree from Columbia this spring. While at Columbia she was active in the Perio study club and took time to work with the
under-served populations in the area around the University.
She grew up in Houston and is a Sherlock Holmes fan.
Jason Kum, DDS
Dr. Kum earned both his BS in Chemistry in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from Creighton University in Nebraska. Throughout his university career he has dedicated himself to service to others. Along with operating a successful private practice, Jason hopes to open a coffee shop some day.
Brendan Lopez, DDS
Dr. Lopez earned both his BS in Neurobiology in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from the University of Washington. While at the UW he dedicated time to working with under-served communities, and outside of school he coaches football camps and trains long snappers to aid their transition to college or professional football.
Doug Dixon, Gary Armitage, Rafael Benoliel and Ed Truelove at the WDSF Distinguished Professor Symposium
Dr. Ed Truelove was honored as the 2016 WDSF Distinguished Professor at the biennial symposium, which this year had a special focus on “The Current Scope of Clinical Diagnostics and Risk Assessments in Dental Practice and Prospects for Near Term Advancements in Diagnostic Methods Applicable in Routine Patient Care”.
Dr. Doug Dixon served on the organizing committee and was a moderator for the afternoon session on Friday May 13th, which featured presentations by Dr. Gary Armitage, Dr. Rafael Benoliel and Dr. Truelove.
The Department of Periodontics was well-represented at this year’s School of Dentistry Research Day, held on September 25th, 2015. During the Oral Session, Dr. Jeffrey McLean gave a presentation on “Disrupting Microbial Social Networking #Epic.Oral.Fail”.
In the Poster Session that followed, Mikhail Garibov gave a presentation on “Post-translational Collagen Synthesis in Human and Murine Periodontal Ligament Tissue”, while Alex Ko and Ruby Lwo presented on “Characterization of Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cells in the Oral Mucosa”.
Left to right: Dr. Douglas Dixon, Dr. Mikhail Garibov, Dr. Tracy Popowics. Drs. Dixon and Popowics were Co-PIs on the project.
Left to right: Dr. Jeffrey McLean, Dr. Alex Ko, Dr. Ruby Lwo and Dr. Douglas Dixon. Drs. Dixon and McLean were Co-PIs on the poster.